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These are my personal favourites:

Lying on the couch Irvin Yalom: Lying on the Couch
This is one of the best novels ever written about psychoanalysis. If you want to know what REALLY goes on during therapy, read this book. Dr. Yalom is Professor for Psychiatry at Stanford.

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When Nietzsche wept Irvin Yalom: When Nietzsche Wept
A novel of obsession. Fictive encounter between the Vienna Psychiatrist Josef Breuer (Sigmund Freud's mentor) obsessed with sexual fantasies about his patient (Anna O.) and the German Philosopher Nietzsche plagued by existential pain. Highly original tale of an uncompromising friendship between two brilliant men.

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The Spirit Catches You A. Fadiman: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down 
A little Hmong girl is diagnosed with epilepsy which her parents believe is caused by spirits. A gripping novel about the clash of cultures and the failure of American doctors to save this child. Based on a true story. Must read for every medical student!!!

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The Perfume Patrick Süskind: Perfume - The Story of a Murderer
In 18th century France, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with a strange medical condition: he has no scent of his own. Driven to create the perfect perfume he requires the "essence" of young women... This  original premise encompasses an extraordinarily elegant and erotic novel.

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Love and other Demons G.G. Marquez: Of Love and Other Demons
In a South American seaport town during colonial times, 12 year old Maria de Todos los Angeles is bitten by a rabid dog and believed to be possesed by demons. Father Cayetano Delaura, send to oversee her exorcism, falls in love with her - a love not meant to be. An unforgettable story!!!

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Postmortem Patricia Cornwell: Postmortem
While working on a case of serial murders, gutsy forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta discovers that the killer is now after her. This was Patricia Cornwell's first novel. Get in from the start!

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The Man who mistook his Wife for a Hat The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Dr. Sachs, "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" (New York Times), recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. A collection of fascinating clinical tales that present a humorous and touching investigation into the human mind.

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Mindbend Robin Cook: Mindbend
When a Medical Resident trusts his pregnant wife's care to the clinic operated by the giant chemical company where he works, he does not suspect that she will be subjected to terrifying experimentation.

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