dr. paul offit

anonymous asked:

Hey would you recommend any books restated to med? Like not books for learning but free time books? Thanks


That is such a good question!

1) First I would recommend both ‘Bad Science’ and ‘Bad Pharma’ by Ben Goldacre. They’re not strictly just medical, but the author is a doctor and a lot of it is about being logical and looking for evidence, and also the ins and outs of research trials, which are all necessary for medicine.

2) I really like ‘Do No Harm’ by the brain surgeon Henry Marsh. He talks lots about life as a surgeon and about surgical procedures, in a really simple easy-to-read way.

3) ‘Deadly Choices’ by Dr Paul Offit. This book is about the anti-vaccine movement (and how it is completely wrong) and it will make you very angry but will make sure you will be able to shoot down an anti-vaxxer if you have the misfortune to meet one.

4) ‘Trust me, I’m a (Junior) Doctor’ by Max Pemberton - about a doctor’s first year in the NHS. It’s funny and shows the realistic side of being a doctor (i.e. not saving lives all the time, lots of paperwork).

That’s all I’ve got for now! Hope that’s the sort of thing you were looking for x