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Can anyone recommend any good scientific books, that are not that well known?
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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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Down the rabbit hole
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.
House of God
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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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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
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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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