I'll wholeheartedly second this recommendation and add that The Laws of Medicine by the same author is a VERY good read.The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Emperor of All Maladies illustrates how modern treatments--multi-pronged chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, as well as preventative care--came into existence thanks to a century's worth of research, trials, and small, essential breakthroughs around the globe. While The Emperor of All Maladies is rich with the science and history behind the fight against cancer, it is also a meditation on illness, medical ethics, and the complex, intertwining lives of doctors and patients. Mukherjee's profound compassion--for cancer patients, their families, as well as the oncologists who, all too often, can offer little hope--makes this book a very human history of an elusive and complicated disease
A few recommendations in these posts.I have lots of free time (for now....) and love reading. What are some good reads for someone who wants to study medicine?