Stiff – Mary Roach
Had this book as a Christmas gift – well worth a read if you’re thinking of medicine as it includes the history of medicine in different countries (e.g: China) and how human remains were used in many medicines and remedies.
In the past, a part of Chinese marriage rituals required women to cut off parts of their body and make it into a dish to honour their mother-in-law – the most common were porridges and soups (bit disgusting, but if it won the approval I guess it was worth it)
Trust Me I’m A Junior Doctor – Max Pemberton
Bought for me when my mum was going a bit mad about the prospect of having successful offspring – but would really recommend as it gives a real insight into what the first few years of being a junior medic are like.