Books for National Doctor’s Day

By Coll Rowe | March 28 2024 | Medicine

In honor of National Doctor’s Day on March 30th, we are sharing books about and by doctors whose stories are inspirational and courageous. From giving insight on the personal growth that comes with treating others to setting new standards within the profession, these books give a glimpse inside the reality of what it means to be a doctor.

What the Eyes Don't See
A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
978-0-399-59085-6

Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world.

$18.99 US
Feb 05, 2019
Paperback
384 Pages
One World

The Beauty in Breaking
A Memoir
978-0-525-53739-7
The New York Times BestsellerIn this "riveting, heartbreaking" (The New York Times) memoir, an emergency room physician examines how healing others teaches her how to heal herself.
$17.00 US
Jun 29, 2021
Paperback
304 Pages
Riverhead Books

The Emergency
A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER
978-0-593-23069-5
The riveting, pulse-pounding story of a year in the life of an emergency room doctor trying to steer his patients and colleagues through a crushing pandemic and a violent summer, amidst a healthcare system that seems determined to leave them behind.
$18.00 US
Mar 14, 2023
Paperback
288 Pages
One World

Legacy
A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine
978-0-593-49128-7
The rousing, captivating story of a Black physician, her career in medicine, and the deep inequities that still exist in the U.S. healthcare system
$28.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
Hardcover
304 Pages
Viking

When Breath Becomes Air
978-0-8129-8840-6

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?

$26.00 US
Jan 12, 2016
Hardcover
256 Pages
Random House

I Can't Save You
A Memoir
978-0-593-41888-8
The raw and gripping memoir of a Black physician who confronts his past mistakes and relationships as he learns to find his own path forward.
$28.00 US
Apr 04, 2023
Hardcover
368 Pages
Riverhead Books

Our Hospital
978-0-593-43931-9
In this sequel to The House of God and Man's 4th Best Hospital, Dr. Roy Basch returns to his economically depressed hometown in upstate New York to help the struggling hospital battle the COVID-19 pandemic and the money-driven bureacracy.
$29.00 US
Jul 04, 2023
Hardcover
352 Pages
Berkley