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The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine

The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine


The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine

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2.5/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
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Released:
Jun 3, 2008
ISBN:
9781400176236
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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?
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 3, 2008
ISBN:
9781400176236
Format:
Audiobook


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  • (2/5)
    Anyone who mentions the Flexner report without mentioning that it helped to close down pretty much every medical school for black or women doctors has a big heavy stupid white privilege knapsack shoved up his ass. Otherwise not such a bad dude, loved the end piece about his bromance with a heart transplant patient.
  • (2/5)
    Too much generalized philosophy, not enough practical points. I stopped reading after 20 pages. I can't afford to waste my life on this book.
  • (4/5)
    While bits of this were fascinating, much more was meandering.
  • (2/5)
    An uneven collection of essays resurrected from The American Scholar.