The 10 Best Medical Textbooks
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Anyone planning on entering the medical field should be aware there's going to be reading involved — a whole lot of reading. These textbooks cover a variety of disciplines and focuses, and we've chosen some editions that break down advanced concepts into easy-to-comprehend chunks, allowing you to rapidly absorb the information and put it to practical use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best medical textbook on Amazon.
February 28, 2019:
Current Diagnosis and Treatment earned the top spot because it's the title most likely to be useful to the widest range of users. Everyone from first-year students to practicing clinicians is likely to find it helpful. We've included books that we feel are the definitive look at their respective field of study, such as Murray & Nadel's Respiratory Medicine and Williams Endocrinology; those tomes are likely to be as useful for students of other disciplines who just want an overview of the subject as they are for dedicated practitioners. Similarly, there are other editions on this list, such as Medical-Surgical Nursing, which are designed to provide students with a broader look at the medical field rather than dialing in on a specific ailment or body system.