Monday, January 9, 2017

Medical reading list (non-study)

This post is to collect and collaborate on a list of interesting medical reading (but not textbooks/study). Comment your favourite books below!

Front page of the New Yorker in 1969, drawn by Saul Steinberg, and used as the cover of Dennett's Sweet Dreams: Philosophical obstacles to a science of consciousness. The thought bubble represents the stream of consciousness


  • Oliver Sacks - case histories, interesting anecdotes (Migraine, Awakenings, A Leg to Stand On, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, Seeing Voices, An Anthropologist on Mars, The Island of the Colorblind, Uncle Tungsten, Musicophilia, The Mind's Eye, Hallucinations)
  • A. R. Luria - Higher Cortical Functions in Man
  • S. Freud - Dream psychology
  • David Marr - Vision
  • D. Hofstadter - Godel Escher Bach
  • N. Doidge - The mind that changes itself
  • Kandel - Principles of neural science
  • En Megrim
  • Blumenfeld - Neuroanatomy through clinical cases
  • (Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience) Antonio Di Ieva-The Fractal Geometry of the Brain
  • D Dennett - Consciousness explained
  • Daniel Kahnemann - Thinking fast and slow


  • S. Freud - Civilisation and its discontents
  • A. Verghese - When breath becomes air"
  • M. Aurelius - Meditations


  • Bailey & Love - Physical signs in clinical surgery

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