Recommended Reads

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)

stiff - mary roach

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.


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