The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine (CD-Audio)
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Short Description for The Uncertain Art From a National Book Award-winning author, this provocative collection of fascinating stories draws on 40 years of a distinguished career on the front lines of medicine. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.
- Published: 03 June 2008
- Format: CD-Audio
- ISBN 13: 9781400156238 ISBN 10: 1400156238
- Sales rank: 1,584,724
Full description for The Uncertain Art
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?