By the Bedside of the Patient: Lessons for the Twenty-First-Century Physician

By the Bedside of the Patient: Lessons for the Twenty-First-Century Physician

by Nortin M. Hadler


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ISBN-13: 9781469626666
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 03/18/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,258,780
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nortin M. Hadler, M.D., M.A.C.P., M.A.C.R., F.A.C.O.E.M., is emeritus professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of The Citizen Patient: Reforming Health Care for the Sake of the Patient, Not the System, among other books.

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In this interesting, experience-based study, Nortin Hadler presents a cogent history of how the medical profession has changed over the past sixty years.--Catherine DeAngelis, University Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Editor in Chief Emerita, Journal of the American Medical Association

Dr. Hadler has written a superb and thoughtful book. By the Bedside of the Patient offers a full and wise pad of prescriptions to help preserve the crucial social contract between patients and their doctors.--Howard Markel, Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michigan

Every physician should read this book because every patient needs such complete care. Dr. Hadler is the ideal, as learned, pure in motive, keen in observation, gentle in treatment, and loving of the whole patient as anyone who has ever practiced medicine. He fights for his patients against all odds, all outsiders, no matter how rich, powerful, or trendy. He battles industries, institutions, and conventional wisdom in order to restore our humanity, our feeling of invincibility. He upends much of modern medicine because we are good people caught in a bad system. Hadler is a polite revolutionary, but he is also a necessary one.--U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper

Dr. Hadler has produced a well-written, coherent, and provocative book that focuses on the need for a fundamental transformation of the health-care system if both patients and physicians will continue to be the central focus. Its personalized nature and character sketches capture the reader's attention and make this book even more enthralling.--Gerald N. Grob, Rutgers University

Dr. Nortin Hadler is a perfect person to write this narrative, having lived--with a critical eye--through the key changes in medical education, practice, and institutional structure. His forceful writing about complex and controversial medical topics will be both engaging and compelling to readers and scholars alike.--David S. Jones, Harvard Medical School

Nortin Hadler's book is a brilliant account of the changes in American medicine over the past five decades, which have adversely affected the patient-physician relationship. Dr. Hadler presents innovative solutions to restore medical professionalism in the future.--Arthur Rubenstein, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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