Suggested Reading

  • A Not Entirely Benign Procedure
    Perri Klass (1994)
  • Becoming a Doctor
    Melvin Konner M.D. (1988)
  • Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of cases that have shaped medical ethics with philosophical, legal, and historical background
    Gregory Pence (1995)
  • Code of Medical Ethics. Current Opinions with Annotations
    (1997) 150th Anniversary Edition 
    Currently maintained and updated by the "Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs" (CEJA) section of the American Medical Association
    First developed and published in 1847
  • Complications: A surgeons notes on an imperfect science*
    Atul Gawande (2002)
    *Dr. McLachlin's personal favorite, this book was a National Book Award Finalist
  • Five Patients: The Hospital Explained
    Michael Crichton (1989)
  • First, Do No Harm
    Lisa Belkin (1993)
  • Heirs of General Practice
    John McPhee (1986)
  • House of God
    Samuel Shem
  • Intoxicated by My Illness
    Anatole Broyard (1992)
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom
    Rachel Naomi Remmen (1996)
  • Learning to Play God
    Robert Marion
  • Letters to a Young Doctor
    Richard Selzer (1996)
  • Life after Medical School: Thirty-two doctors describe how they shaped their medical careers.
    Leonard Lasker, (ed.)
  • My Own Country: A Doctor's Story
    Abraham Verghese (1995)
  • Principles of Medical Ethics (2006)
    First adopted by the American Medical Association's (AMA) House of Delegates in 2001, this publication is available on-line through the AMA's web site.
  • The Call of Stories
    Robert Coles (1989)
  • The Corporate Transformation of Health Care: Perspectives and Implications
    J. Warren Salmon, (ed.) (1994)
  • The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classic About the Making of Doctor
    Robert Marion (2001)
  • The Measure of Our Days: A Spiritual Exploration of Illness
    Jerome Groopman (1998)
  • The Spirit Catches and You Fall Down
    Anne Fadiman (1997)
  • Time to Heal: American Medical Education from the Turn of the Century to the Era of Managed Care.
    Kenneth Ludmerer
  • Understanding Health Policy. A Clinical Approach 
    Thomas Bodenheimer and Kevin Grumbach (2005)
  • Western Medicine: An Illustrated History
    Irvine Loudon (ed.) (1997)