"Okay, this is one of my favorite book series (seriously, I tear up just thinking about these books!). Of course, they are written by a veterinarian, but Herriot recounts some very colorful episodes in a medical based practice with which I am sure an MD could empathize."
"James Watson's HIGHLY controversial account of his work with Francis Crick in the race to discover the shape of DNA. His account has been disputed by about everyone who was there at the time, and Dr. Watson has unfortunately put his foot in his mouth on many occasions. However, it is an interesting story by a Nobel Prize winner."
"This book was a best seller a few years ago. The book opens with an account of a plastic surgery refresher course in which cadaver heads are sitting in roasting pans, waiting to be practiced upon. The overarching theme is the variety of uses put to cadavers that have been donated for research: surgical, forensic, thanatochemical and more."
"We saw a facsimile of Vesalius' 1543 edition of "De humani corporis fabrica libri septem" when we visited the rare book room in the Davidson library. This is a collection of illustrations from various works of Vesalius. I would love to get a good biography suggestion!"