The list author says: "Sometimes, medical school and medical textbooks leave something to be desired. But there are some truly great textbooks out there, and you are likely to learn as much or more by carefully reading the books on this list than you can expect from the basic science curriculum of an official school. Thus, I recommend this list especially to medical students but also to anyone and everyone interested in medicine, be they lay or professional. I have tried to select books of quality and the best books I could find, but it's always possible I missed a truly great resource, and this list for the moment is most definitely under construction. So feel free to send suggestions should you feel moved to do so. Once completed, I would like this list to provide the reader an effectively communicated and comprehensive background in basic medical science."