Recommended Books For MBBS Basic Science


Which Books to study ? We recommend –



  • Human Anatomy Vol. 0,1,2 and 3 – B.D Chaurasia (Indian Writer) – Widely studied by medical students in Nepal
  • Essentials of Human Anatomy – A K Dutta
  • Clinical Anatomy – Richard S Snell
  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy – Keith L Moore and Arthur F Dally


  • Gray’s Anatomy For Students – Richard L Drake, Wayne Vogl, Adam W M Mitchell
  • Human Anatomy – Van De Graff
  • Interactive Atlas of Human Anatomy – Frank H Netter
  • McMinn’s Colour Atlas of Human Anatomy – P H Abrahams, S C Marks Jr, R T Hutchings
  • Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy – Anne M R Agur, Arthur F Dalley
  • Textbook of anatomy by Inderbir Singh


  • Cunningham’s Manual of Practical Anatomy
  • Grant’s Dissector – Patrick W Tank


  • Textbook of Human Neuroanatomy – Inderbir Singh
  • Clinical Neuroanatomy – Richard S Snell


  • Langman’s Medical Embryology – T W Sadler
  • Human Embryology by Inderbir Singh and G.P. Pal


  • Wheater’s functional histology by B.Young and JW Health
  • Textbook of Human histology by Inderbir Singh


  • Biochemistry – Satyanarayan
  • Harpers’ Illustrated Biochemistry
  • Lippincott’s Biochemistry
  • Lehringer Principles of biochemistry
  • Marks’ Basic Medical Biochemistry
  • Textbook of Biochemistry by Shinde


  • Essentials of Medical Physiology – Mahapatra
  • BRS (Board Review Series) Physiology
  • Textbook of Medical Physiology – G K Pal
  • Textbook of Medical Physiology – Guyton and Hall
  • Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology
  • Understanding Medical Physiology – R.L Bijlani
  • Berne and Levy Physiology – Koeppen, Stanton
  • Human Physiology – Sembulingham
  • Concise Medical Physiology – Chaudhary



Pathological Basis of Disease - Robbins and Cotran

Textbook for pathology

  • Robbin’s Basic Pathology – Kumar, Abbas, Fausto, Mitchell
  • Robbin’s and Cotran’s Pathological Basis of Disease
  • Textbook of Pathology – Harsh Mohan (Recommended only for pathology pictures, most teachers do not recommend its text)
  • Pathology Illustrated – Peter S Macfarlane, Robin Reid, Robin Callander (For figures and charts)

Pathology last hour review:

  • Pathology Quick Review and MCQs – Harsh Mohan
  • Pocket companion to Robbins Pathological Basis of Disease



  • A Textbook of Microbiology – P Chakraborty
  • Textbook of Microbiology – R Ananthanarayan, C K J Paniker
  • Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple – Medmaster series


  • Textbook of Medical Parasitology by Paniker
  • Medical Parasitology by RL Ichhpujani and Rajesh Bhatia
  • Textbook of Medical Parasitology by Chatterjee


  • Essentials of Medical Pharmacology – K D Tripathi (Best)
  • Clinical Pharmacology – Bennet and Brown (Reference)
  • Satoskar Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Basic and Clinical Pharmacology – Katzung, Masters, Trevors (Reference)
  • Lippincott’s Illustrated Review of Pharmacology by Mary Mycek, Richard Harvey and Pamela Champe (Reference)



  • Park’s Textbook Of Preventive and Social Medicine by K Park
  • A Comprehensive Textbook of Community Medicine (preventive and Social Medicine) by J S Mathur
  • Methods in Biostatistics by B K Mahajan
  • Manual of Biostatistics by JP Baride, AP Kulkarni, RD Muzumdar

Guide Books (Available in Nepal)

  • A Review of Basic Science for 1st Phase MBBS by Manoj Bhnadari (BSR)
  • Integrated Basic Medical Science (IBMS) by Sujit Kumar Jha
  • A Textbook of Community Medicine for 1st year MBBS (TU/KU) by Bibek Poudel, Kamal Pokhrel and Sanjiv Bastakoti

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Best Books for BEDSIDE Classes

This article was checked and updated in 2016

Compiled as per books used by students in NMC, KMC, IOM and KIST

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