The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine

The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine

by Sherwin B. Nuland

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The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine by Sherwin B. Nuland

Long-time physician Sherwin B. Nuland presents a provocative and stimulating collection of stories illustrating the vagaries of medical practice over the years. Among the fascinating and probing questions that Nuland investigates are:

—What does the first Hippocratic Oath really mean?

—What happens when knowledge comes before we're ready for it?

—Why does major surgery using only acupuncture work?

—Is there really sympathy between the organs of the body?

—What happens when someone yells, "Is there a doctor in the house?" and you are the doctor?

—What goes through the mind of a heart transplant candidate who doesn't make it?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400064786
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/20/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.44(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., is the author of numerous books, including Doctors: The Biography of Medicine; The Wisdom of the Body; and How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, which won the National Book Award.

Michael Prichard has recorded well over five hundred audiobooks and was named one of SmartMoney magazine's Top Ten Golden Voices. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award and several AudioFile Earphones Awards.

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