Sunday, January 07, 2018

Five of the best medical books

Adam Kay is a former doctor in the UK's National Health Service turned comedian, and the author of This is Going to Hurt. One of his five favorite medical reads, as shared at the Waterstones blog:
The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

This is the story of John Snow – not the newsreader, or the fictional sap on that kids’ show – but a doctor, who in 1854 set about to save the life of every Londoner by tracing the source of a deadly cholera epidemic. The story is cleverly told as a historical thriller, and tricks you into learning a shit-ton about bacteriology and epidemiology. Much better than I’ve made it sound.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue