Andrew Soloman has an outstanding article the Guardian discussing the intersection of literature and medicine. He his article about literature on medicine saying saying:
Medicine can contribute to literature; narrative practice can strengthen medicine. It behoves writers and doctors to learn each other’s fluencies, because their disparate approaches can add up to singular truths.
Of particular interest, the article highlights some of the best books in this genre. Soloman’s own book Far From the Tree, although not included in the article, is another book well worth reading.