Works by physician-authors make up nearly 50 percent of the anthology. In the words of the great physician-writer Sir William Osler, "The physician needs a clear head and a kind heart; his work is arduous and complex, requiring the exercise of the very highest faculties of the mind, while constantly appealing to the emotions and higher feelings.
Eight poems present vicarious experiences of glaucoma, obesity, tuberculosis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, pain, and dying. Two essays deal from different perspectives with house-officer training: View freely available titles: In this era of managed healthcare, when medicine is becoming more institutionalized and impersonal, this book recaptures the breadth and the wonder of the medical profession.
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This newly expanded edition of "On Doctoring" is an extraordinary collection of stories, poems, and essays written by physicians and non-physicians alike -- works that eloquently record what it is like to be sick, to be cured, to lose, or to triumph.
Additional Information In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Simon and Schuster, It is a human profession, practiced by people who have dedicated their lives not only to science but also to humanity. On Doctoring is an anthology of nearly one hundred short pieces of literature that capture the universal experiences of illness, doctoring, and being doctored.
Now, in my study, there is a new companion, On Doctoring, a gem that evokes recognizable experience that elevates physicianhood to the privilege it is. The selections revolve around three themes on doctoring: The technique and technology in the hands of physicians is the subject of a half-dozen humorous poems and essays.
Drawing on the full spectrum of human emotions, the editors have included selections from such important and diverse writers as Anton Chekhov, W. We have tried to do the same in compiling this anthology, which contains essays, short stories, excerpts, memoirs, and poems.
By now, we should have developed a less awkward and more helpful response to the grief-stricken. Perri Klass, a recent medical student herself, engages the ritual of morning rounds with the resident in her essay "Invasions. Tumulty, Edward Lowbury, and Lewis Thomas.Best books like On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays: #1 Letters to a Young Doctor #2 Forgive and Remember: Managing Medical Failure #3 The Saber-Tooth.
This newly expanded edition is an extraordinary collection of stories, poems, and essays written by physicians and non-physicians alike -- works that eloquently record what it is like to be sick, to be cured, to lose, or to triumph. This new, larger edition of On Doctoring is an extraordinary collection of stories, poems, and essays written by physicians and non-physicians alike - works that record what it is like to be sick, to be cured, to lose, or to triumph.
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On doctoring: stories, poems, essays / edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone ; Lois LaCivita Nixon, Delese Wear, associate editors. Other Authors Reynolds, Richard C., On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays (review) Alvin R.
Tarlov Literature and Medicine, Volume 11, Number 2, Fallpp. (Review) Published by Johns Hopkins University Press.Download