Medical fiction

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Medical fiction is fiction whose events center upon a hospital, an ambulance staff, or any medical environment. It is highly prevalent on television, especially as medical dramas, as well as in novels.


  • Romance novels have an independent subcategory in medicine, medical romance, with its own settings and characters.
  • Medical crime or conspiracy
  • Medical thriller
  • Medical comedy

See also[edit]


  • Surawicz, Borys; Jacobson, Beverly (2009) Doctors in Fiction: Lessons from Literature. Radcliffe Publishing, ISBN 978-1-84619-328-6
  • Scott, Philipp A. (1992) The medical research novel in English and German, 1900-1950. Popular Press, ISBN 0-87972-552-4