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Once again, On Being a Doctor illuminates the art and science of medicine with an all-new collection of stories, essays, and poems! If you are a physician who has felt the joy of patient care, the frustrations of bureaucracy, the satisfaction of a good catch, the anguish of a mistake, or the long sorrow of losing a patient, you will find sympathy and companionship in these pages. If you are patient who has been frightened by an illness or strengthened by enduring it . . . treated compassionately by one medical professional or coldly by another . . . cured by the miracle of science or made sadly aware of its limitations, you will meet others here who share your experiences and feelings. Personal narratives, poems, and other creative writing by doctors and patients has found a distinguished home in the Annals of Internal Medicine, one of the world's leading medical journals, for many years. Offering a new selection of the best of this writing from recent issues of this journal, On Being a Doctor 3 makes an excellent companion to On Being a Doctor and On Being a Doctor 2, also available from ACP. Read them all for pleasure, for comfort, for wisdom, and for understanding!

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is a remarkable book of personal stories, essays, poetry, and self-reflections. It is divided into different sections, and the divisions start one thinking, but the essence is in the individual works. This is not an update, but another in a series of heartfelt collections.
Purpose: The book is an outlet for those in medicine to express their long-held thoughts, frustrations, pride in their service and sacrifice. The objectives are completely pure and human. The editors chose well.
Audience: This book is for everyone: physicians, students, patients, and families. The authors are all in medicine — they are those who have worried, sweated, and given of themselves.
Features: The uniqueness of the book lies in the uniqueness of each story. It is the collective essence of modern American medicine with authors of every race, ethnic background, and politic leaning expressing their hopes, dreams, self-doubts, frustrations, compromises, and successes.
Assessment: This is a book to read slowly, with time to reflect on what one has read and why this author chose to tell this story. Everyone in the practice of medicine owes the authors thanks for telling all our stories. It is one of a kind and should be savored.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930513884
  • Publisher: American College of Physicians
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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