Books about Medicine

  1. Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat

    by David Dosa
    A heartwarming story of a cat named Oscar who has an uncanny ability to predict when patients are going to die, bringing comfort to those around him.

    A remarkable cat. A special gift. A life-changing journey. They thought he was just a cat. When Oscar arrived at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island he was a cute ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. State of Wonder

    by Ann Patchett
    A journey in the Amazon rainforest to find a missing colleague and unlock the secrets of a mysterious drug.

    In a narrative replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations, "State of Wonder" presents a world of stunning surprise and danger, rich in emotional ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    by Siddhartha Mukherjee
    A comprehensive account of the history and science of cancer, from its origins to modern treatments.

    An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found, here, and, here,. The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer - from its first documented ... (Goodreads)

  4. Cutting for Stone

    by Abraham Verghese
    A sweeping journey of two twin brothers and their search for identity, belonging and family.

    The story is told by the protagonist, Marion Stone. He and his conjoined twin Shiva are born at Mission Hospital (called "Missing" in accordance with the local pronunciation), Addis Ababa , in ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Death of an Expert Witness

    by P.D. James
    A detective investigates a suspicious death in a hospital laboratory, uncovering a sinister conspiracy.

    Dr. Lorrimer appeared to be the picture of a bloodless, coldly efficient scientist. Only when his brutally slain body is discovered and his secret past dissected does the image begin to change. Once ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    by Rebecca Skloot
    A riveting exploration of the power of medical science and its implications for medical ethics.

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her enslaved ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her ... (Goodreads)

  7. Year of Wonders

    by Geraldine Brooks
    A small English village grapples with the effects of the bubonic plague.

    When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of ... (Goodreads)

  8. Cause of Death

    by Patricia Cornwell
    A medical examiner and her team investigate a series of murders connected to a mysterious virus.

    It is New Year's Eve, the last day of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War. Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted ... (Goodreads)

  9. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    by Mary Roach
    An exploration of the strange and often unknown history of cadavers, and their uses in science and medicine.

    Okay, you're thinking: ,"This must be some kind of a joke. A humorous book about cadavers?", Yup — and it works. Mary Roach takes the age-old question, "What happens to us after we die?" quite ... (Goodreads)

  10. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

    by Mary Roach
    An exploration of the science behind war, and the innovative ways to keep soldiers safe.

    Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries—panic, exhaustion, heat, noise—and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Gene: An Intimate History

    by Siddhartha Mukherjee
    An exploration of the science of genetics and its implications for humanity.

    Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. The story of the gene ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Andromeda Strain

    by Michael Crichton
    Scientists race against time to contain a deadly virus of extraterrestrial origin.

    A team from an Air Force base is deployed to recover a military satellite that has returned to Earth, but contact is lost abruptly. Aerial surveillance reveals that everyone in Piedmont, Arizona , ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease

    by Gary Taubes
    A comprehensive analysis of the science behind nutrition and weight loss, challenging conventional wisdom and exposing flawed research.

    For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen ... (Goodreads)

  14. Midwives

    by Chris Bohjalian
    A midwife's journey of self-discovery, uncovering secrets of her own past.

    The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads ... (Goodreads)

  15. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

    by Ben Carson
    An inspiring story of a young man overcoming poverty and discrimination to become a renowned neurosurgeon.

    In 1987, Dr. Ben Carson travels to Germany to meet a couple, Peter and Augusta Rausch, who have twins conjoined at the back of their heads. Dr. Carson believes he might be able to successfully ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

    by Steven Johnson
    The discovery of the source of a cholera outbreak in London and its implications for modern science and urban living.

    From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John ... (Goodreads)

  17. Inside the Human Body

    by Joanna Cole
    A journey through the inner workings of the human body, from the bones to the organs.

    Talk about a change of plans! Ms. Frizzle and her class are on the Magic School Bus headed for a museum. They have been studying how the body turns food into energy, and now they are going to see an ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

    by John M. Barry
    Chronicling the 1918 influenza pandemic, examining the medical, social and governmental responses.

    At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It ... (Goodreads)

  19. Next

    by Michael Crichton
    A thrilling sci-fi story about time travel and its consequences on the future.

    Welcome to our genetic world. Fast, furious, and out of control. This is not the world of the future –- it's the world right now. Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

    by Deborah Blum
    Uncovering the true stories of early forensic science in 1920s New York.

    Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller,, The Poisoner's Handbook, is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie"— The New ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. An Irish Country Doctor

    by Patrick Taylor
    A humorous look at the lives of a small Irish town and the country doctor who cares for them.

    The Irish Country Novels are an ongoing series of historical fiction books written by Patrick Taylor and published by Forge Books . , The first book in the series, An Irish Country Doctor , was ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Gratitude

    by Oliver Sacks
    A collection of essays on the importance of gratitude in life, written by the renowned neurologist and author Oliver Sacks.

    “My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on ... (Goodreads)

  23. An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

    by Oliver Sacks
    Study of human behavior, exploring the complexities of neurological conditions.

    Paradoxical portraits of seven neurological patients, including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a ... (Goodreads)

  24. Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong - and What You Really Need to Know

    by Emily Oster
    Evidence-based look at pregnancy and its associated medical advice, challenging conventional wisdom.

    What to Expect When You're Expecting, meets, Freakonomics,: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting. ... (Goodreads)

  25. Vanish

    by Tess Gerritsen
    A gripping and suspenseful thriller, exposing the secrets of a sinister cult.

    A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless thriller from the, New York ... (Goodreads)

  26. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

    by Michael Greger
    A guide to understanding the science behind healthy eating and living, to prevent and treat chronic diseases.

    From the physician behind the wildly popular website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

    by Jennifer Worth
    A midwife's story of bringing life into the world and the joys and struggles of living in poverty-stricken East London.

    At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London's East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while ... (Goodreads)

  28. Wit

    by Margaret Edson
    A professor's journey of self-discovery as she faces her own mortality.

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award,Margaret Edson’s ... (Goodreads)

  29. Flu: The Story Of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It

    by Gina Kolata
    A gripping account of the 1918 flu pandemic and the scientific quest to uncover the virus that caused it.

    The fascinating, true story of the world's deadliest disease.,In 1918, the Great Flu Epidemic felled the young and healthy virtually overnight. An estimated forty million people died as the epidemic ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. My Own Country: A Doctor's Story

    by Abraham Verghese
    A doctor's journey of medical care given to AIDS patients in small-town America.

    My Own Country traces the story of a young infectious-disease physician in the mid-80s in Johnson City, Tennessee , who began to treat patients with a then unknown disease. Because of the seemingly ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    by Atul Gawande
    Exploration of the human costs and consequences of medical care, highlighting our imperfections and vulnerabilities.

    In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in ... (Goodreads)

  32. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

    by Randy Shilts
    A history of the AIDS epidemic and its impact on the world, politics, and individuals.

    By the time Rock Hudson's death in 1985 alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had spread across the nation, killing thousands of people and emerging as the greatest ... (Goodreads)

  33. Carved in Bone

    by Jefferson Bass
    Forensic anthropologist explores a murder in the Smoky Mountains.

    The Body Farm is a patch of ground in Tennessee dedicated to the science of death, where human remains lie exposed to be studied for their secrets. Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent ... (Barnes & Noble)

  34. The Surgeon

    by Tess Gerritsen
    A serial killer is on the loose in Boston, targeting young women. Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles race to catch the killer before he strikes again.

    A terrifying new serial killer begins stalking the streets of Boston , using his vast medical knowledge to systematically torture and kill vulnerable women, a modus operandi which has earned him the ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

    by Henry Marsh
    A neurosurgeon's gripping account of the life and death decisions made in the operating room.

    What 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? How do you live with the consequences of ... (Goodreads)

  36. Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

    by Michio Kaku
    Exploration of the advances in science and technology expected to shape the world by 2100.

    Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and ... (Goodreads)

  37. On the Move: A Life

    by Oliver Sacks
    An autobiography of the life and career of neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks.

    When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. ... (Goodreads)

  38. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

    by Sheri Fink
    The gripping story of a hospital during Hurricane Katrina, examining issues of medical ethics and life-saving decisions.

    In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled ... (Goodreads)

  39. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    by Susannah Cahalan
    A journalist's journey of survival and recovery from a rare autoimmune disorder.

    An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her ... (Goodreads)

  40. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    by Candice Millard
    The riveting story of the assassination of President Garfield, a tragedy of medical science and mistake.

    James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired ... (Goodreads)

  41. Beat the Reaper

    by Josh Bazell
    A former doctor turned hitman on the run from the mob, struggling to protect his identity.

    The plot, written in first-person and alternating between present-day scenes and flashbacks , concerns Peter Brown, a medical resident in the Federal Witness Protection Program . In the flashback ... (Wikipedia)

  42. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

    by Adam Kay
    A candid and darkly humorous account of a doctor's time working in the NHS.

    Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after ... (Goodreads)

  43. Bad Science

    by Ben Goldacre
    A critical look at the misuse of scientific fact and the implications of bad science.

    Full of spleen, this is a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of Bad Science . When Dr Ben Goldacre saw someone on daytime TV dipping her feet in an 'Aqua Detox' ... (Goodreads)

  44. The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug

    by Thomas Hager
    The story of the race to discover the first antibiotic, and the ethical dilemmas that arose from its use.

    The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first ... (Goodreads)

  45. Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

    by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
    The biography of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, a pioneering surgeon who revolutionized medicine in 19th century America.

    Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his ... (Goodreads)

  46. The Road to Wellville

    by T. Coraghessan Boyle
    A satirical novel set in a health retreat in the early 20th century, exploring the absurdities of the health craze and the eccentricities of its characters.

    The book's plot details three narratives which take place between November 1907 and late May 1908 in John Harvey Kellogg's Battle Creek, Michigan sanitarium. The first thread concerns Will and ... (Wikipedia)

  47. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

    by Adam Kay
    An honest, funny, and heartbreaking account of life on the NHS frontline.

    Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time

    by John Kelly
    A detailed account of the Black Death, its origins, spread, and impact on society.

    The Great Plague is one of the most compelling events in human history, even more so now, when the notion of plague—be it animal or human—has never loomed larger as a contemporary public concern The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  49. The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

    by Sam Kean
    A captivating exploration of the history of the human brain, unraveled through fascinating case studies.

    From the author of the bestseller, The Disappearing Spoon, tales of the brain and the history of neuroscience. Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for ... (Goodreads)

  50. The Physician

    by Noah Gordon
    An orphan's quest to become a doctor in 11th century Europe.

    It is the year 1020. Rob Cole is the eldest of many children. His father is a Joiner in the Guild of Carpenters in London. His mother, Agnes Cole, is his father's wife. Robert has a particular Gift: ... (Wikipedia)

  51. The Serpent's Tale

    by Ariana Franklin
    A medieval mystery novel following Adelia Aguilar, a female doctor, as she investigates a series of murders in a convent.

    Ariana Franklin combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the drama of historical fiction in the enthralling second novel in the Mistress of the Art of Death series, featuring medieval ... (Goodreads)

  52. God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

    by Victoria Sweet
    A memoir of a doctor's experience working at a unique hospital in San Francisco, where patients are treated with a holistic approach.

    Victoria Sweet's new book, SLOW MEDICINE, is on sale now!,For readers of Paul Kalanithi’s, When Breath Becomes Air,, a medical “page-turner” that traces one doctor’s “remarkable journey to the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  53. Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

    by Peggy Vincent
    Memoir of a midwife's experiences delivering babies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    An inspiring collection of birth stories by a charming midwife. Each time she knelt to “catch” another wriggling baby—nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career—California midwife Peggy ... (Goodreads)

  54. Scarpetta

    by Patricia Cornwell
    Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner, investigates a series of brutal murders in Richmond, Virginia.

    Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on ... (Goodreads)

  55. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-term Health

    by T. Colin Campbell
    A comprehensive study on the relationship between nutrition and health, revealing the benefits of a plant-based diet.

    Even today, as trendy diets and a weight-loss frenzy sweep the nation, two-thirds of adults are still obese and children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, typically an “adult” disease, at an ... (Goodreads)

  56. Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

    by Norman Ohler
    Examines the Nazi regime's widespread use of drugs to fuel its war machine.

    In this highly original book, a bestseller in Germany, Norman Ohler investigates the murky, chaotic world of drug use in the Third Reich. There have been other books on Dr Morell's cocktail of ... (Goodreads)

  57. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

    by Atul Gawande
    A surgeon's exploration of medical excellence, uncovering the highest standards of care.

    The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in ... (Goodreads)

  58. The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

    by Lindsey Fitzharris
    An exploration into the pioneering work of Joseph Lister and his revolutionary contribution to modern medicine.

    Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize,A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017,, Publishers Weekly, A Best History Book of 2017,, The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  59. How Doctors Think

    by Jerome Groopman
    A look into the decision-making process of doctors, exploring how biases and assumptions can lead to misdiagnosis and medical errors.

    On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions ... (Goodreads)

  60. Bare Bones

    by Kathy Reichs
    A forensic anthropologist investigates a series of gruesome murders to uncover a mystery.

    In the Charlotte summer heat, Brennan is hoping to get away for a few days at the beach with her would-be lover, Detective Andrew Ryan. First she has to identify the skeleton of a newborn baby found ... (Wikipedia)

  61. Marker

    by Robin Cook
    A medical thriller about a doctor who discovers a new drug that could revolutionize medicine, but soon realizes it has dangerous side effects.

    With his signature blend of suspense and science, Robin Cook delivers an electrifying page-turner that delves into the murky ethics of developing genomic medicine and modern-day health care. ... (Goodreads)

  62. Arrowsmith

    by Sinclair Lewis
    A young idealistic doctor struggles to balance his desire for scientific discovery with the pressures of society and personal relationships.

    Arrowsmith tells the story of bright and scientifically minded Martin Arrowsmith as he makes his way from a small town in the Midwest to the upper echelons of the scientific community. (He is born in ... (Wikipedia)

  63. Bellevue: A History of America's Oldest Hospital

    by David M. Oshinsky
    A historical account of Bellevue Hospital, from its founding in 1736 to modern times, detailing its role in shaping American medicine and treating the mentally ill.

    David Oshinsky chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and ... (Goodreads)

  64. Medicus

    by Ruth Downie
    A Roman army medic turns detective to solve a murder mystery in 2nd century Britannia.

    Gaius Petrius Ruso is a divorced and down-on his luck army doctor who has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in an inclement outpost of the Roman Empire, namely Britannia. His arrival in Deva ... (Goodreads)

  65. On Immunity: An Inoculation

    by Eula Biss
    An exploration of the cultural implications of vaccination and its impact on society.

    Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear–fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. ... (Goodreads)

  66. Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

    by Judy Melinek
    A medical examiner's memoir on her experiences in a forensic pathology unit.

    The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist's rookie season as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases, hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex, that shaped her as both a ... (Goodreads)

  67. A Country Doctor's Notebook

    by Mikhail Bulgakov
    A young doctor's struggles to practice medicine in a small rural village.

    Brilliant stories that show the growth of a novelist's mind, and the raw material that fed the wild surrealism of Bulgakov's later fiction. With the ink still wet on his diploma, the ... (Goodreads)

  68. My Name Is Mary Sutter

    by Robin Oliveira
    A midwife's journey of self-determination, as she strives to become a surgeon in the Civil War.

    A, New York Times, bestseller and a moving Civil War novel about a young midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Fans of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, and ... (Goodreads)

  69. The Apprentice

    by Tess Gerritsen
    A medical student is drawn into a world of mystery and murder, and must unravel the truth.

    When Rizzoli investigates a murder where cutting techniques similar to those of imprisoned Warren Hoyt but involving necrophilia (as determined by medical examiner Maura Isles), she is called by FBI ... (Wikipedia)

  70. Deadline

    by Mira Grant
    A medical thriller about a virus outbreak and its impact on the world.

    Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when ... (Goodreads)

  71. Red Mist

    by Patricia Cornwell
    Dr. Kay Scarpetta investigates the murder of a young woman, while dealing with personal and professional challenges.

    The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's #1 bestselling crime writer. Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta ... (Goodreads)

  72. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

    by Dan Buettner
    Investigating the lifestyles of the world's longest-lived people, Buettner shares their secrets to longevity and happiness.

    A New York Times Bestseller! With the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are that you may live up to a decade longer. What's the prescription for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner ... (Goodreads)

  73. The Cobra Event

    by Richard Preston
    A bioterrorism thriller about a deadly virus that causes victims to bleed out from every orifice.

    The book is divided into 6 sections. The first section, called "Trial", starts with a teenage girl named Kate Moran who dies violently one day in school. The next section, titled "1969", describes ... (Wikipedia)

  74. The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician's First Year

    by Matt McCarthy
    A memoir of a young doctor's first year of residency, filled with challenges, doubts, and lessons learned.

    In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor—the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical ... (Goodreads)

  75. Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle

    by Mary J. MacLeod
    A memoir of a nurse's experiences on a remote Scottish island, providing insight into the island's culture and way of life.

    For fans of James Herriot and, Call the Midwife,. A, Wall Street Journal, Bestseller. Over 100,000 sold. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural ... (Barnes & Noble)

  76. Pandemic

    by Scott Sigler
    A deadly virus spreads across the world, causing chaos and destruction. A group of survivors must fight to stay alive and find a cure.

    The explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Infected and Contagious. The alien intelligence that unleashed two horrific assaults on humanity has been destroyed. ... (Goodreads)

  77. The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear

    by Seth Mnookin
    Investigative journalism on the controversy surrounding vaccines and autism, exploring the intersection of science, media, and public health.

    A riveting medical detective story that explores the limits of rational thought In 1998, Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a ... (Goodreads)

  78. Farewell to the East End: The Last Days of the East End Midwives

    by Jennifer Worth
    Memoir of a midwife in the East End of London, chronicling the lives of her patients.

    This final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East end brings her story full circle. As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated by ... (Goodreads)

  79. Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

    by Robert H. Lustig
    A comprehensive look at the dangers of sugar and processed foods, and how they contribute to obesity and disease.

    Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video Sugar: The Bitter Truth , has been viewed more than two million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has ... (Goodreads)

  80. Polio: An American Story

    by David M. Oshinsky
    The history of polio in America, from its outbreak to the development of a vaccine. A story of medical breakthroughs and public health campaigns.

    Here David Oshinsky tells the gripping story of the polio terror and of the intense effort to find a cure, from the March of Dimes to the discovery of the Salk and Sabin vaccines–and beyond. Drawing ... (Goodreads)

  81. Die Again

    by Tess Gerritsen
    A homicide detective races to solve a murder and uncover a dark conspiracy hidden within the city.

    The latest enthralling case in Tess Gerritsen's New York Times bestselling Rizzoli & Isles series, the blockbuster books behind the smash hit TNT series. Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case ... (Goodreads)

  82. Awakenings

    by Oliver Sacks
    Exploring the effects of a mysterious sleeping sickness, the power of hope and human resilience.

    Awakenings is a 1973 non-fiction book by Oliver Sacks. It recounts the life histories of those who had been victims of the 1920s encephalitis lethargica epidemic. Sacks chronicles his efforts in the ... (Goodreads)

  83. Shroud for a Nightingale

    by P.D. James
    Mystery novel set in a London hospital, involving a trail of murder and intrigue.

    Student nurses Heather Pearce and Josephine Fallon have died of mysterious circumstances in the hospital nursing school of Nightingale House. As Scotland Yard’s Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh ... (Wikipedia)

  84. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

    by Vincent Lam
    Follows the lives of four medical students as they navigate their personal and professional lives in the medical field.

    Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures invites us into a world where the ordinary becomes the critical in a matter of seconds. A formidable debut, it is a profound and unforgettable depiction of today’s ... (Goodreads)

  85. The House of God

    by Samuel Shem
    A young doctor's journey of survival and resilience during his first year in a new hospital.

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