Writing in the April 1 Wall Street Journal. Sherwin Nuland, a Yale University surgery professor, suggests five books as representing milestones in medicine. The five are: (1) Sigmeund Freud’s “The Interpretation of Dreams, (2) “The Double Helix” by James Watson, (3) “The Silent World of Doctor and Patient” by Jay Katz, (4) “Microbe Hunters” by Paul de Kruif, and (5) “The Merck Manual of Medical Information: Home Edition”.
Just something to think about. Some of the books I look to are “Doctor, Patients and Health Insurance” , the 1961 classic by Herman and Ann Somers, “Who Shall Live”, “The Social Transformation of Medicine”, and “Can Hospitals Survive?”
Any other suggestions out there?