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Hi there, I'm a prospective medical student (actually studying for my AS levels at the moment) but I was just wondering if there were any good books that I could be reading out of fun? I've found the dummies guide on human anatomy and physiology to be very interesting, does anybody else have any suggestions for further reading?
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"out of fun"? Whatever you want then.
To prepare you for medicine? I wouldn't bother, The first few weeks at med school gets everyone up to the same level anyway.
Try using that time to do some extracurricular, volunteering or studying for your exams!
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Perhaps you could dive into the beautifully passionate world of 'Pride and Prejudice' rather than the mundane, factual hell of 'Dummies Guide on Human Anatomy and Physiology'.
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For fun I would recommend the Trust me I'm a Junior Doctor series of books.

Enjoy!
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(Original post by galacticfan)
Hi there, I'm a prospective medical student (actually studying for my AS levels at the moment) but I was just wondering if there were any good books that I could be reading out of fun? I've found the dummies guide on human anatomy and physiology to be very interesting, does anybody else have any suggestions for further reading?
Got a couple of good ones I read"the tell tale brain" by vs ramchandran good neuroscience book. "the rise and fall of modern medicine" J le fanu fascinating history of the development of medicine from an era in which we could basically do nothing to one in which we can do so much.
purely for enjoyment " the house of god" by Samuel schem the book that inspired scrubs a enjoyable book.

The very short introduction series also has very manageable introductions to the human brain disease and medical ethics which are all worth a look.
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I hear Harrison's Principles and Practice of Medicine is a must.
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Anything by Atul Gawande is fantastic, as is "Becoming a Doctor" by Melvin Konner (albeit a little dated now).


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Ive heard the BNF has some pretty good plot twists
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