The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics

The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics

by Barron H. Lerner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807033401
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Barron Lerner is the author of four previous books on medicine and a frequent contributor to the New York Times’ Well column,, Huffington Post, and several blogs. He lives in Westchester County, New York, and is a bioethicist, historian of medicine, and internist at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Chapter 1 The First Dr. Lerner 1

Chapter 2 Super Doctor 21

Chapter 3 Illness Hits Home 47

Chapter 4 The Second Dr. Lerner 67

Chapter 5 Forging My Own Path 102

Chapter 6 Treating the Whole Patient 129

Chapter 7 Family Practitioner 148

Chapter 8 Growing Disillusionment 169

Chapter 9 Slowing Down 193

Epilogue 207

Acknowledgments 217

Bibliographic Note 221

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The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
newcory More than 1 year ago
I enthusiastically recommend The Good Doctor, a book which is an informative and heartwarming hybrid of medical ethics education and family history storytelling. The author, Dr. Barron Lerner, is an experienced and noted physician who is also a medical historian and bioethics expert. He gives the reader an inside look at medical decision-making across the generations, intertwined with a beautiful story about a father and son, their love and respect for each other, and their contrasting approaches to providing the best care for their patients. I was emotionally drawn into the story of Dr. Lerner’s family journey and relationships, all the while learning a great deal about the evolution of medical ethics. In short, The Good Doctor moved and educated me, and I believe I am both a more informed patient as well as a more thoughtful clinician (psychologist) as a result of reading this excellent book.