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    Can anyone recommend any good scientific books, that are not that well known?
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    (Original post by skylightflower)
    Can anyone recommend any good scientific books, that are not that well known?
    Not sure if it's well known but what about:
    Murderous contagion: a human history of disease by Mary Dobson

    The geckos foot

    The emperor of all maladies (I think this ones well known)

    Cancer ward by alex

    Memoir by John megahern


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    [QUOTE=Bloom77;62976061]Not sure if it's well known but what about:
    Murderous contagion: a human history of disease by Mary Dobson

    The geckos foot

    The emperor of all maladies (I think this ones well known)

    Cancer ward by alex

    Memoir by John megahern



    thanks for your help! I'll check them out
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    Survival of the sickest (more well known)
    Any of the 'short introduction' books (i e the brain, hormones, medical ethics)
    I also like medical books about how the body copes in extreme environments. I read one about high altitude sickness and frostbite in the Everest expeditions for example.

    Good luck!
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    Do No Harm - Henry Marsh
    anything by Atul Gawande (Complications was my favourite).
    Blood and Guts, a short history of medicine.
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    Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
    Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande

    Both have really important messages which stood out for me

    Would probably also add Bad Pharma/Science by Ben Goldacre, as goes into some of the big problems in medicine and psychology/behavioral science more generally.
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    The Sick Rose, Crucial Interventions and Medical London: Sick City/City of Cures all by Richard Barnett. Brilliant overviews of the history of medicine and medical illustration. They are all beautiful, interesting books.
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    (Original post by skylightflower)
    Can anyone recommend any good scientific books, that are not that well known?
    Hi there,

    We would definitely suggest Richard Lehman's Weekly Review. He writes about the latest medical journals in a very insightful and funny way, whilst also being highly scientific - what more could anyone want?! Plus it's free!

    Whilst we know that this isn't a book - it's definitely worth a read.

    We've also got plenty free blogs on our website which you could read if applicable to you . They cover insights into med school interviews, as well as tips for students who are already at Med school, or who have received offers.

    We hope this helps,

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    Hi there,

    We would definitely suggest Richard Lehman's Weekly Review. He writes about the latest medical journals in a very insightful and funny way, whilst also being highly scientific - what more could anyone want?! Plus it's free!

    Whilst we know that this isn't a book - it's definitely worth a read.

    We've also got plenty free blogs on our website which you could read if applicable to you . They cover insights into med school interviews, as well as tips for students who are already at Med school, or who have received offers.

    We hope this helps,

    The Medic Portal
    Thanks !


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    Thanks !


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    Nessa Carey - The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease and Inheritance
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    Why We Get Sick by Randolph Nesse takes a very interesting Darwinian look at illness and medicine.
 
 
 
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