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Book awards: Wellcome Trust Book Prize shortlist

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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese2009
The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives by Brian Dillon2009
Illness: The Cry of the Flesh (The Art of Living) by Havi Carel2009
Intuition by Allegra Goodman2009
Keeper: One House, Three Generations, and a Journey into Alzheimer's by Andrea Gillies2009
Sizwe's Test: A Young Man's Journey Through Africa's AIDS Epidemic by Jonny Steinberg2009
Angel of Death: The Story of Smallpox by Gareth Williams2010
Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot2010
Medic: Saving Lives - From Dunkirk to Afghanistan by John Nichol2010
So Much For That by Lionel Shriver2010
Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sceptic's Search for Health and Healing by Tim Parks2010
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee2011
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young2011
Nemesis by Philip Roth2011
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett2011
The Two Kinds of Decay: A Memoir by Sarah Manguso2011
The hour between dog and wolf : risk-taking, gut feelings and the biology of boom and bust by John Coates2012
Merivel: A Man of His Time by Rose Tremain2012
Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif2012
Perfect People by Peter James2012
The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss by Nick Coleman2012
Creation: How Science Is Reinventing Life Itself by Adam Rutherford2014
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon2014
Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks2014
Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England by Sarah Wise2014
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert2014
Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I by Emily Mayhew2014
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews2015
Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss2015
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh2015
The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us by Alice Roberts2015
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind by Scott Stossel2015
The Last Act of Love: The Story of My Brother and His Sister by Cathy Rentzenbrink2016
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman2016
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot2016
Playthings by Alex Pheby2016
Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss2016
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong2017
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee2017
How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David France2017
The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss2017
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi2017

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The £25,000 Prize aims to stimulate interest and debate about medicine and literature, celebrating those works that explore ideas relating to our health and wellbeing.

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