8 physician-authored books you can't miss

Written by Megan Wood | May 19, 2016 | Print  |

Medscape compiled a list of popular physician-authored books.

Here are five books to know:

 

1. A Many-Splendored Thing by Dr. Han Suyin

 

The 1952-published book follows the love story of a British war correspondent and a Eurasian physician.

 

2. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen, MD

 

In the book, a medical examiner discovers a murdered body is that of the twin sister she never knew.

 

3. Run With the Horsemen by Ferrol Sams, MD

 

Dr. Sams wrote about a young man growing up in rural Georgia during the Great Depression.

 

4. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy, MD

 

The 1961-published book follows a young stockbroker, burdened by Korean War memories, on a mission to find himself.

 

5. Cell by Robin Cook, MD

 

The plot centers on a radiology resident whose life spirals out of control with the introduction of medical app iDoc. His fiancée winds up dead after participating in an iDoc beta test.

 

Here are some additional physician-authored books to check out:

 

6. The Kashmir Connection by Richard Wohns, MD, JD, MBA

 

Published in 2014, this book encompasses international intrigue from Oxford University to the Himalayas, with characters seeking the fountain of youth.

 

7. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD

 

This Pulitzer Prize-winning book outlines the history of cancer, from its first documented appearance.

 

8. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, MD

 

This book follows twin brothers growing up in Ethiopia as revolution looms. The setting jumps back and forth between Addis Ababa and New York City.

 

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