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From Chekhov to Maugham to William Carlos Williams, doctors have long given voice to their unique perspectives through literature. Writer, M.D. celebrates this rich tradition with a collection of fiction and nonfiction by today’s most beloved physician-writers, including, • Abraham Verghese, on the lost art of the physical exam • Pauline Chen, on the bond between a med student and her first cadaver • Atul Gawande, on the ethical dilemmas of a young surgical intern • Danielle Ofri, on the devastation of losing a patient • Ethan Canin, on love, poetry, and growing old These essays and stories illuminate the inner lives of men and women who deal with trauma, illness, mortality, and grief on a daily basis. Read together, they provide a candid, moving, one-of-a-kind glimpse behind the doctor’s mask.
As his marriage threatens to dissolve, defense attorney Dismas Hardy takes the side of a semi-successful baseball player accused of the mercy killing of his terminally ill father
The pressure of caring for dying patients year after year, being chained to a pager, and his whole life consumed with a nonstop stream of illness is suddenly magnified by an accusation of malpractice. The psychological impact of the lawsuit leads Dr. Luke James down a dark tunnel with no apparent exit in this award winning literary novel.
Gathers poems, a selection from the author's autobiography, and a dozen stories about doctors, patients, errors in judgement, and breakthroughs
"A first-person narrative that takes readers inside the medical profession as one doctor solves real-life medical mysteries"--Provided by publisher.
The ultimate survival guide for medical students, interns, residents, and fellows, Staying Human during Residency Training provides time-tested advice and the latest information on every aspect of a resident's life - from choosing a residency program, to coping with stress, enhancing self-care, and protecting personal and professional relationships. Allan D. Peterkin, MD, provides hundreds of tips on how to cope with sleep deprivation, time pressures, and ethical and legal issues. This sixth edition is not only updated to reflect the latest research and resources, but also features new material on the latest issues in residency training, including social media use, patient-centred care, the medical humanities, and the "hidden curriculum" of residency. Presenting practical antidotes to cynicism, careerism, and burnout, Peterkin also offers guidance on fostering more empathic connection with patients and deepening relationships with colleagues, friends, and family. Acknowledged by thousands of doctors across North America as an invaluable resource, Staying Human during Residency Training has helped to shape notions of trainee well-being for medical educators worldwide. Offering wise, compassionate, and professional counsel, this new edition again shows why it is required reading for medical students and new physicians pursuing postgraduate training.
Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

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