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Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should Enjoy

There are countless Medical Nonfiction courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis (2010)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should Enjoy“The experience of being ill can be like waking up in a foreign country. Life, as you formerly knew it, is on hold while you travel through this other world as unknown as it is unexpected. When I see patients in the hospital or in my office who are suddenly, surprisingly ill, what they really want to know is, ‘What is wrong with me?’ They want a road map that will help them manage their new surroundings.
Author(s): Lisa Sanders

Trauma Room Two (2015)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should EnjoyIn every hospital emergency department there is a room reserved for trauma. It is a place where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins. A place where some families celebrate the most improbable of victories while others face the most devastating of losses. A place where what matters the most in this life is revealed.Trauma Room Two is just such a place.In this collection of short stories, Dr. Green takes the reader inside the hidden emotional landscape of emergency medicine.
Author(s): Philip Allen Green

God in the ICU: Suddenly things happened that he never could have imagined (2012)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should EnjoyWhen an anaesthetist started praying with his patients in the Intensive Care Unit, suddenly his practice was transformed. As he relates his story in the context, first of a South Africa transitioning to democracy and then in the Middle East you will hear stories of a God who responds to prayer in ways that are uniquely His.
Author(s): Dr Dave A Walker

The Deadly Dinner Party: and Other Medical Detective Stories (2011)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should EnjoyPicking up where Berton Roueché’s The Medical Detectives left off, The Deadly Dinner Party presents fifteen edge-of-your-seat, real-life medical detective stories written by a practicing physician.
Author(s): Jonathan A. Edlow

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2015)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should Enjoy Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors.
Author(s): van der Kolk M.D., Bessel

Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds (2003)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should EnjoyThis rich collection, popular among teachers and students alike, provides an in-depth look at major cases that have shaped the field of medical ethics. The book presents each famous (or infamous) case using extensive historical and contextual background, and then proceeds to illuminate it by careful discussion of pertinent philosophical theories and legal and ethical issues.
Author(s): Gregory Pence

The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (2007)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should EnjoyA National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year It’s the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure.
Author(s): Steven Johnson

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner (2015)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should Enjoy“Fun…and full of smart science. Fans of CSI—the real kind—will want to read it” (The Washington Post): A young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the hair-raising cases that shaped her as a physician and human being.Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr.
Author(s): Melinek MD MD, Judy, T.J. Mitchell

It All Comes Back to You: A Book Club Recommendation! (2018)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should Enjoy“It All Comes Back to You is one of those stories you need to savor. You want to put the book down so as to have more to read tomorrow, but you can’t. It becomes attached to you, a part of you. “Dan Brown, Author of Reunion Alabama, 1947.War’s over, cherry-print dresses, parking above the city lights, swing dancing.Beautiful, seventeen-year-old Violet lives in a perfect world .Everybody loves her.In 2012, she’s still beautiful, charming, and surrounded by admirers.
Author(s): Beth Duke

Haunted Healthcare: Medical Professionals and Patients Share their Encounters with the Paranormal (2018)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should EnjoyMany of those who have chosen the medical profession are no stranger to the paranormal. Ghosts walk the hallways of hospitals both old and new, haunting the wards and operating rooms. Join Richard Estep, paramedic, paranormal investigator, and cast members of TV’s “Haunted Case Files” and “Haunted Hospitals,” as he talks to EMTs, nurses, medical professionals, and patients alike, documenting their most intense and chilling encounters with ghosts and spirits.
Author(s): Richard Estep

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery (2016)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should EnjoyWhat is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone’s life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason?
Author(s): Henry Marsh

The Woman with a Worm in Her Head: And Other True Stories of Infectious Disease (2002)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should EnjoyA normal, healthy woman becomes host to a pork tapeworm that is burrowing into her brain and disabling her motor abilities. A handsome man contracts Chicken Pox and ends up looking like the victim of a third degree burn.
Author(s): Nagami M.D., Pamela, F. Gonzalez-Crussi

Against Medical Advice (2009)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should EnjoyCory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist to discover the cause of his disease. Soon it became unclear what tics were symptoms of his disease and what were side effects of the countless combinations of drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse.
Author(s): James Patterson, Hal Friedman

Medical Terminology 350: Learning Guide (Dean Vaughn Total Retention System) (2004)

 Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should EnjoyBook by Vaughn, Dean
Author(s): Dean Vaughn

Best Medical Nonfiction Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some medical nonfiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Trapped Behind Nazi Lines: The Story of the U.S. Army Air Force 807th Medical Evacuation Squadron

Author(s): Eric Braun
ID: 3601031, Publisher: Capstone, Year: 2016, Size: 37 Mb, Format: epub

88 Natural Remedies. Ancient Healing Traditions for Modern Times

Author(s): TIERAONA LOW DOG,Dan Buettner,Steven Foster, et al.Random House, Inc.|National Geographic Society||National GeographicAdult NonfictionHealth & Fitness, MedicalLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 20.11.2013Street date: 01.10.2013
ID: 1345117, Publisher: Random House;National Geographic Society;National Geographic, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

The soul of a doctor: harvard medical students face life and death

Author(s): MD, Jerome E. Groopman;Pories, Susan;Jain, Sachin H.;Harper, Gordon
ID: 2723327, Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Year: 2012;2006, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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