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28 October 2011


I'd suggest anything by Atul Gawande, starting with his first book, "Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science."

"When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery" by Frank Vertosick, Jr., is also an excellent behind-the-scenes look at doctors.

I second your suggestion of Sherwin Nuland's "How We Die." It's a difficult subject, but he does it as well as anyone can.

"The Hot Zone" was great. I keep wanting to reread it, but I always forget about it when I'm at the bookstore. I think diseases like Ebola are cool.

Have you ever read "Finding Sex"? I heard about it on Bookslut a few years ago, but haven't read it.

Oh, Atul Gawande! How could I forget? I LOVE him. I thought his "Checklist Manifesto" was great too.
And thanks for the brain book suggestion--the brain seems to be a hot topic lately, so I was remiss for not putting any brain titles in this list. Thanks for fixing that!

Actually, I wouldn't mind re-reading The Hot Zone either. It was a fast read. And yes, diseases like Ebola--cool to read about, not so cool to get.
Haven't read "Finding Sex"--now I'll have to look it up!

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is just one of the best books I've ever read, but I think it would fit here too.

I agree, Laura. I think it could go in either a Health or Investigative category; either way, it's a great NF read.

I am looking for a comprehensive ebook related to the topic can any body guide me?

This is a great list, thanks for sharing it!

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