Prescribed reading: 16 books that inspire doctors, chosen by you

Moving memoirs to get rich quick guides, these are the books that have impacted doctors in their personal and professional lives.

From a book on hypertension written by two economists through to a hilarious hospital classic, doctors say books have saved them and even inspired their career choices.

When asked by 6minutes to name a book with a significant impact on their professional or personal life, doctors nominated titles as varied as Viktor Frankl’s memoir, Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and Joseph Heller’s Catch-22.