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A timeless collection of advice, operating-room wisdom, and reflections on the practice of medicine, from the “best of the writing surgeons” (Chicago Tribune). “Richard Selzer does for medicine what Jacques Cousteau does for the sea ...

Author: Richard Selzer

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547541389

Category: Medical

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A timeless collection of advice, operating-room wisdom, and reflections on the practice of medicine, from the “best of the writing surgeons” (Chicago Tribune). “Richard Selzer does for medicine what Jacques Cousteau does for the sea,” raved The New York Times of this extraordinary collection. “He transports the reader to a world that most of us never see, a world that is vivid and powerful, often overwhelming, occasionally fantastic.” In this collection of highly candid, insightful, and unexpectedly humorous essays, the erstwhile surgeon turned Yale School of Medicine professor addresses both the brutality and the beauty of a profession in which saving and losing lives is all in a day’s work. A number of these pieces take the form of letters offering counsel to aspiring physicians. Featuring wry and witty observations on matters of life and death, medical ethics, and the awesome responsibilities of being a surgeon, Letters to a Young Doctor should be required reading for all medical students—and anyone interested in the endless miracle that is the human body. "No one writes about the practice of medicine with Selzer's unique combination of mystery and wonder,” observed the Los Angeles Times, while The New York Times praised Selzer’s “marvelous insight and potent imagery” for making “his tales of surgery and medicine both works of art and splendid tools of instruction.”
1996-04-15 By Richard Selzer

ndiri Τ Η Ε SECOND LETTER TO A YOUNG PHYSICIAN , Directing his Regimen for the Cure , and his Conduct to the Sick . So Sabine Medio tutiffimus ibis . Ovid . I Dear Doctor , N my former , having advis'd you to trust to no Hypothefes or ...

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In 1855, James Jackson published Letters to a Young Physician Just Entering Upon Practice. More recent additions to this epistolary canon include Richard Selzer's Letters to a Young Doctor, which appeared in 1982, and Treatment Kind and ...

Author: Suzanne Koven

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324007159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A poignant and funny exploration of authenticity in work and life by a woman doctor. In 2017, Dr. Suzanne Koven published an essay describing the challenges faced by female physicians, including her own personal struggle with "imposter syndrome"—a long-held secret belief that she was not smart enough or good enough to be a “real” doctor. Accessed by thousands of readers around the world, Koven’s “Letter to a Young Female Physician” has evolved into a deeply felt reflection on her career in medicine. Koven tells candid and illuminating stories about her pregnancy during a grueling residency in the AIDS era; the illnesses of her child and aging parents during which her roles as a doctor, mother, and daughter converged, and sometimes collided; the sexism, pay inequity, and harassment that women in medicine encounter; and the twilight of her career during the COVID-19 pandemic. As she traces the arc of her life, Koven finds inspiration in literature and faces the near-universal challenges of burnout, body image, and balancing work with marriage and parenthood. Shining with warmth, clarity, and wisdom, Letter to a Young Female Physician reveals a woman forging her authentic identity in a modern landscape that is as overwhelming and confusing as it is exhilarating in its possibilities. Koven offers an indelible account, by turns humorous and profound, from a doctor, mother, wife, daughter, teacher, and writer who sheds light on our desire to find meaning, and on a way to be our own imperfect selves in the world.
2021-05-04 By Suzanne Koven

“The Doctor- Patient Relationship and Malpractice: Lessons from Plaintiff Depositions. ... on Rounds,” accessible below: <www.medicalvideos.us/play.php?vid=740> Practice Makes for Better Practice Selzer, R. Letters to a Young Doctor.

Author: Richard Colgan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441910344

Category: Medical

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Advice to the Young Physician introduces the origins of important teachings that form the basis of medicine as it has been taught by some of history's greatest educators in medicine. Advice to the Young Physician reveals how to make the transition from technician to healer. This book reinforces the humanistic side of patient care, which is often overshadowed by the focus on highly technological elements. Medical students, residents, fellows, physicians, and allied health practitioners often forget the intricacies of the genomic makeup of adenoviruses, yet they remember the tips, anecdotes and aphorisms related by mentors, educators, and experienced physicians. The art of medicine comes from insights gained from unique and dynamic experiences between the physician, an enthusiastic medical student and the human patient, and is rarely found in books or taught in a universal and systematic way. Advice to the Young Physician provides numerous examples of best practices in order to internalize and practice the art of medicine, including tenets taught by Hippocrates, Maimonides, Osler, Peabody, Schweitzer and others. Advice to the Young Physician targets aspiring and new physicians with the intent to make them better physicians. It hits the mark. An effective mix of the writings of some of medicine's giants, as well as clinical experiences of the author, the book offers an historical framework and personal context to understand the attributes and attitudes of the good physician. It is a quick read that rewards the reader with a sampling of 4000 years of medical wisdom sprinkled with practical advice for the modern day doctor. --Richard G. Roberts, MD, JD, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, President World Organization of Family Doctors, Past President American Academy of Family Physicians This is a small book and easy to read. It comprises several inspiring sketches of ancient and modern physicians whose reputations were based as much on their dedication to the humanism of medicine as it was to the science of medicine. Those who teach medical students and residents will find it a good source of medical history that, besides being important in itself, will add a new dimension and a little lightness to morning rounds. The author makes it clear that in our era of high technology it is easy to underestimate the importance of uniting humanism with science in caring for the sick. He also provides some practical information on such topics as how to present a case to attending physicians and how to communicate well with patients. The ancient physicians that history remembers were not only astute observers of signs and symptoms but also were deeply concerned about the psychological health of their patients and how disturbances in their emotional health often manifested in physical symptoms. Colgan starts with Hippocrates and Maimonides whose names many young physicians are familiar with. The former for the aphorism “first do no harm” and the latter for being one of the first to call medicine a “vocation” and a “calling.” The following “greats” are included in the book: Dr Albert Schweitzer whose “reverence for life” led him to his missionary medical work in Africa. He wrote Out of My Life and Thought and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. Sir William Osler (1849–1919), known to some as the father of internal medicine, was a respected physician and teacher. He was the author of the Principles and Practice of Medicine, used for decades as the bible of medicine. But his fame rested equally on his dedication as a mentor to young physicians. He often gave graduation addresses to medical students reminding them to maintain a life-long interest in continuous learning and to treat the whole patient not just the disease. Francis Weld Peabody (1881–1927) a teacher at Harvard who had written a book The Care of the Patient in which he discussed how older practitioners often complained that younger doctors’ mindsets were so often over-concerned with testing that they sometimes forgot about how to take care of the whole patient. Dr. Theodore E. Woodward (1914–2005) who was famous for his dedication to patients. Once during a snowstorm he hitched a ride on a snowplow to see his patients at the hospital. He is responsible for the epigram “when you hear hoof beats think of horses not zebras.” Dr Edmund Pellegrino, respected for his studies in bioethics. His interest in protecting the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship has particular importance in our current era when it seems that the art of medicine seems to be overshadowed by the business of medicine. He discusses this in his essay “The Commodification of Medical and Health Care.” Dr. Paul Farmer also is deeply concerned with the ethical ramifications of the commercialization that is overtaking the health system. He is devoted to improving public health on a worldwide scale. The author finishes up with some practical tips such as how to take a good history and how to avoid malpractice suits. He mentions the importance of finding a reasonable balance between our personal and professional lives. To offset the pressures that are sure to arise in caring for patients he reminds us as, Osler said, to look for the “poetry in life,” meaning to really try and understand the human side of the patients we treat. Throughout the book Colgan refers to doctors as “healers.” He suggests that healers are those who rise above the merely technical aspects of their craft and connect with patients in a special way—a way that respects their uniqueness and their human nature. It’s hard to describe in scientific terms what a healer is. As the author points out, most doctors know them when they see them. Edward J. Volpintesta, MD Bethe
2009-09-19 By Richard Colgan

The ultimate outcome for the reader is a profound understanding of a people with enormous resilience, pride, humility, and courage. This book calls on us to think again, to ask ourselves what we are doing in our own lives and why.

Author: Maithri Goonetilleke

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ISBN: 1921325259

Category: AIDS (Disease)

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Vula Bevalile: Letters from a Young Doctor is a collection of vignettes written over seven years by Australian doctor Maithri Goonetilleke, who has been contributing his time voluntarily in Swaziland--a country devastated by extreme poverty and the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Through the stories, the reader is taken on an incredible journey across a landscape of extreme adversity and medical and economic hardship. But it is the final, overwhelming sense of humanity that is most striking and empowering. The ultimate outcome for the reader is a profound understanding of a people with enormous resilience, pride, humility, and courage. This book calls on us to think again, to ask ourselves what we are doing in our own lives and why. Reading it, we are compelled to review what it is that propels us forward and to reflect on our own values, aspirations, and expectations, on what we ourselves are spending our lives struggling for. - Paul A. Komesaroff (Professor of Medicine and Director, Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society, Monash University, and Executive Director of Global Reconciliation, Australia)

Richard Selzer , “ Brute , ” in Letters to a Young Doctor , p . 60 . 13. Ibid . 11. Ibid . 12. Ibid . , p . 61 . 14. Ibid . , p . 62 . 15. Ibid . 16. Ibid . , p . 63 . 8 : SOME LESSONS FROM THE CANCER WARD 1. Letter from Leonard DiLisio ...

Author: Richard E. Peschel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520063430

Category: Medical

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A doctor describes ten medical cases and examines literary depictions of similar situations and problems that physicians must face
1986-01-01 By Richard E. Peschel

Richard Selzer, “Textbook,” Letters to a Young Doctor (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982), 20. For a discussion of Selzer's work, with reference to recent scholarship, see Charles Anderson, Richard Selzer and the Rhetoric of Surgery ...

Author: David B. Morris

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520082762

Category: Health & Fitness

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Explores the history of pain in Western literature and culture to restore the bridge between pain and meaning.
1993-04-12 By David B. Morris

Letters of Advice Seneca's practice of couching advice or commentary on a particular topic in the form of letters has ... Hitchens) Letters to a Young Gymnast (Nadia Comăneci) Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor (Perri ...

Author: Patrick Gray

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780801039225

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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An experienced teacher provides an accessible textbook on the Pauline letters that orients beginning students to the genre in which Paul writes.
2012-03-01 By Patrick Gray

Suzanne Poirier, “The Physician and Authority: Portraits by Four PhysicianWriters,” Literature and Medicine 2 (1983): 33. 15. Selzer, “Introduction,” The Doctor Stories, 17. 16. Richard Selzer, “Brute,” Letters to a Young Doctor (New ...

Author: Nathan Carlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000474862

Category: Medical

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This book examines the phenomenon of physician-authors. Focusing on the books that contemporary doctors write--the stories that they tell--with contributors critically engaging their work. A selection of original chapters from leading scholars in medical and health humanities analyze the literary output of doctors, including Oliver Sacks, Danielle Ofri, Atul Gawande, Louise Aronson, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Abraham Verghese. Discussing issues of moral meaning in the works of contemporary doctor-writers, from memoir to poetry, this collection reflects some of the diversity of medicine today. A key reference for all students and scholars of medical and health humanities, the book will be especially useful for those interested in the relationship between literature and practising medicine.
2021-11-24 By Nathan Carlin

If the matter is urgent, a personal visit is made to the other doctor and the nature and urgency of the situation explained to him. This is more courteous than an impersonal letter sent through the hospital mail.

Author: Dr. R.P. Gupta

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 9788184302837

Category: Medical

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The purpose of writing this book to put my experience of fifty years and practical tips, to pen down for benefits of young fresh graduates of medicine and surgery. Every young doctor should read this book which will help him for safe sojourn during internship and house job. It is no replacement for a textbook of surgery but it has practical tips which will help in difficult circumstances to help the patient. It will help the novice to step into the shoes that he is expected to wear to become a successful and above all a good doctor, sympathetic towards all—his patients and their relatives and with his colleagues and other members of his profession. Moreover, he will gain knowledge from a seasoned doctor who will help him handle any situation with ease and fulfill his professional goal.

Author: Charles A. Ingraham

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ISBN: OCLC:457354027

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Today at 4 p.m. I shall attend a lecture by a physician at the Medical School. It is about religion in medicine, I gather. Rumor hath it that he will attack my “Brute” [in Letters to a YoungDoctor] as a “Missed opportunity for Grace.

Author: Richard Selzer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438427201

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 261

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A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.
2009-07-23 By Richard Selzer

If you've ever gotten wrapped up in the arcana of "E.R." or "House," or been absorbed by a piece in The New Yorker by Gawande, Groopman, or Nuland, or sat on that exam table wondering what's really going on in your doctor's head, then this ...

Author: Perri Klass

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465008728

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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If you've ever sat on an examination table and wondered what is really going on in your doctor's head, then this book is for you. New York Times contributor and beloved author Perri Klass addresses the primary issues in the life of any doctor and, by extension, the lives of those for whom they care. She explores the moral judgments of doctors, questions of death and physician-assisted suicide, the daily life of a doctor, doctors as patients, and more. Klass offers a fascinating glimpse inside the doctor's office for aspiring physicians and medical buffs. Treatment Kind and Fair is also a must-read for anyone who's ever been a patient.
2008-08-26 By Perri Klass

Klass, Perri. 2010 [1987]. A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years as a Medical Student (revised edition). New York: Kaplan Publishing. ———. 2007. Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor. New York: Basic Books. ———. 1992.

Author: Wendy Simonds

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317751311

Category: Social Science

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In Hospital Land USA, Wendy Simonds analyzes the wide-reaching powers of medicalization: the dynamic processes by which medical authorities, institutions, and ideologies impact our everyday experiences, culture, and social life. Simonds documents her own Hospital Land adventures and draws on a wide range of U.S. cultural representations — from memoirs to medical mail, from hospital signs to disaster movies — in order to urge critical thinking about conventional notions of care, health, embodiment, identity, suffering, and mortality. This book is intended for general readers, medical practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students in courses on medical sociology, medicine, medical ethics, nursing, public health, carework, visual culture, cultural studies, and gerontology.
2016-11-03 By Wendy Simonds

Letters on Education (Macaulay) 953 Letters on England (Voltaire) 301 Letters on Familiar Matters (Petrarch) 702 Letters, ... (Adams) 4 Letters to a Young Doctor (Selzer) 792, 794 Letters to a Young Poet (Rilke) 750 Letters to a Young ...

Author: Margaretta Jolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787430

Category: Literary Criticism

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2013-12-04 By Margaretta Jolly

Thus these letters consciously and deliberately retrieve the classical resources on pastoral ministry for a contemporary audience . ... that it be a pastoral version of Richard Selzer's Letters to a Young Doctor .

Author: Michael Jinkins

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802827519

Category: Religion

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In the tradition of C. S. Lewis’s Letters to Malcolm and Reinhold Nie-buhr’s Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic, this fetching book by Michael Jinkins connects readers with pastoral wisdom that is both timely and timeless. Letters to New Pastors delves deeply into the struggles, surprises, and rewards of congregational leadership and the needs — professional, emotional, and spiritual — of new pastors. Grounded in the experiences of real pastors while presented as the letters of a mature pastor to several fictional recipients, these letters unfold like a novel. Through them, Jinkins explores such themes as developing one’s own spiritual life, finding balance amid conflicting demands, navigating between culture and faith, and discovering Christ’s message for the future of the church. Mature pastors will recognize the wistful I wish I’d known then what I know now at the heart of this book. Now new pastors have a way to gain these insights from a wise and experienced guide.
2006-03-09 By Michael Jinkins

When I was asked to write “letters to a young doctor,” I immediately felt like something of an old—or at least aging—doctor. I sat down to write those letters and waited for the advice and wisdom to issue forth—and soon I felt like a ...

Author: Perri Klass

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465008728

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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If you've ever gotten wrapped up in the arcana of "E.R." or "House," or been absorbed by a piece in The New Yorker by Gawande, Groopman, or Nuland, or sat on that exam table wondering what's really going on in your doctor's head, then this book is for you. Expertise versus commonsense practice; moral judgments on young patients or their parents; asking tough questions; death and physician-assisted suicide; daily life with a doctor's job (yours or a family member's); doctors as patients-Klass addresses the primary issues in the life of any doctor and, by extension, the lives of those for whom they care. Perri Klass, M.D., is a writer, teacher, pediatrician, and mentor. In her frequent contributions to the New York Times, she takes on a host of issues particular to the life of a doctor-secrecy, ethics, fear, grief, and competition-with a warmth and wit her readers have come to love. Now, in the newest addition to Basic's Art of Mentoring series, she offers her guidance, and her stories, to a new generation of doctors and readers.
2008-08-26 By Perri Klass

RICHARD SELZER , surgeon and author of The Doctor Stories and Letters to a Young Doctor Praise for Roger MacDonald's first collection , A Country Doctor's Casebook “ Beautiful , humorous , and lucidly written , A Country Doctor's ...

Author: Roger A. MacDonald

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 0873515099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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MacDonald takes readers on another round of house calls, office visits, and emergency summons in this charming collection of vignettes--some hopeful, some heartbreaking--that offer a unique look at a bygone era of 20th-century rural America.

Letters to a Young Physician - A Review . 201 which he is to choose , very probably selecting that of some youthful sage , who having had a single case of decent gravity which got well in spite of him , publishes it , so as to get more ...

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Letters to a Young Physician - A Review . 201 which he is to choose , very probably selecting that of some youthful sage , who having bad a single case of decent gravity which got well in spite of him , publishes it , so as to get more ...

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