Doctor, Doctor

11 memorable medical professionals

Medicine can be a rather dramatic profession: doctors and nurses often hold patients' lives in their hands, and split-second decisions can lead to relief or tragedy. Perhaps that's why those who practice medicine are such popular characters in fiction. In honour of the NHS turning 65 years old, here are some of our favourite novels featuring doctors, nurses and midwives.

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust