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Introducing: “Medicine & Humanity” reading list


At the beginning of 2015, one of my library resolutions was to curate a few more reading lists. I’m still working on the “Preparation for Boards” list, but in the meantime, here’s another one: “Medicine & Humanity,” a list of books by medical professionals examining how they’ve interacted with their communities. Ranging from the hilarious (Anthony Youn’s In Stitches: A Memoir) to the heartbreaking (Paul Austin’s Something for the Pain: One Doctor’s Account of Life and Death in the ER) to the inspiring (Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa’s Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon), this list of reads provides a perspective on medicine that’s broader than the nuts and bolts of diagnosis.

You can access the list here, and find the books through either the UW Libraries or the Seattle Public Library.


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