Most of these books i've read. Many of them are old. Although I've linked them to Amazon for your convenience, i'd recommend you try the library, your local independent bookshop or second-hand from abebooks

General:
Henry E. Sigerist: Medical Historian and Social Visionary
  • All of his books are very highly recommended, especially Medicine and Human Welfare
  • His book 'Man and Medicine' was written for medical students.


Medicine and society:

Medicine and science in the media:

The media:

Hoxton history:

General practice:

Doctors and patients:

Medicine and politics:

Markets

Pregnancy and childbirth:
An examination of who controls childbirth and who controls doctors

Food, politics and health:

Health promotion

Poverty and medicine:

Pain: history and culture:

Pharma

Medicalisation

Dying

Mental health:
  • A summer of Madness, a wonderful review of books about mental illness by Oliver Sacks published in the New York Review of Books September 5th 2008

Medical ethics

Medicine and History