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Posted January 8, 2001
Outstanding treatment of a difficult subject
I knew of Dr. Groopman from his occaisonal medical column in the New Yorker. I am a physician but my appeal in reading his column was that he wrote with deep humanity, making medical problems accessible to the layman. Measure of our Days makes even better reading than the New Yorker columns. The book describes in detail how he serves not only as as physician for his patients, but also as friend, psychologist, negotiator. He incorporates his own life experience, having lost his father suddenly at age 55, his religious knowledge, and his deep humanism into his work, in many cases treating his patients as he would his own family. My only question is: How does he have enough time for family, clinical work, research, and writing???Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 20, 2000
Provocative Reflections on Things Visible and Invisible
Groopman brings the reader on a journey in which life-threatening illness becomes the nexus between the sometimes conflicting realms of science and spirituality. I appreciated the author's unapologetic reflections based on his own moral framework and how he has combined these with a mostly open, non-sectarian appreciation of others'. This book will enrich thoughtful people of all religious persuasions.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 25, 2008
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