Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - He switched from physics to medicine in order to follow a more humane calling―only to find that his new profession often had little regard for patients' concerns. Farrar Straus Giroux. Sandeep jauhar's story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question his every assumption about medical care today.

Residency―and especially its first year, the internship―is legendary for its brutality, and Jauhar's experience was even more harrowing than most. Then, he became a patient himself―and came to see that today's high-tech, suddenly stricken, high-pressure medicine can be a humane science after all.

Intern: A Doctor's Initiation #ad - Jauhar's beautifully written memoir explains the inner workings of modern medicine with rare candor and insight. He challenged the practices of the internship in The New York Times, attracting the suspicions of the medical bureaucracy. In jauhar's wise memoir of his two-year ordeal of doubt and sleep deprivation at a New York hospital, he takes readers to the heart of every young physician's hardest test: to become a doctor yet remain a human being.

Timeintern is Dr. He struggled to find a place among squadrons of cocky residents and doctors.

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Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Doctors' morale is low and getting lower. The new york times Bestseller"An extraordinary, brave and even shocking document. Jauhar's sharply observed anxieties make him a compelling writer and an astute critic of the wasteful, mercenary, cronyistic and often corrupt practice of medicine today. Florence williams, the new york times scienceIn his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital.

Blatant cronyism determines patient referrals, corporate ties distort medical decisions, and unnecessary tests are routinely performed in order to generate income. Provoked by his unsettling experiences, Jauhar has written an introspective memoir that is also an impassioned plea for reform. Dr. Instead, he is confronted with sobering truths.

Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician #ad - With american medicine at a crossroads, "Doctored "is the important work of a writer unafraid to challenge the establishment and incite controversy. Farrar Straus Giroux. Doctored, " his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist. Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Jauhar accepts a position at a massive teaching hospital on the outskirts of Queens.

Meanwhile, a single patient in Jauhar's hospital might see fifteen specialists in one stay and still fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition.

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Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis

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Harmony #ad - Two patients diagnosed with Lyme disease improve after antibiotic treatment—only to have their symptoms mysteriously return. A riveting exploration of the most difficult and important part of what doctors do, by Yale School of Medicine physician Dr. Life, as you formerly knew it, is on hold while you travel through this other world as unknown as it is unexpected.

Lisa sanders takes us bedside to witness the process of solving these and other diagnostic dilemmas, providing a firsthand account of the expertise and intuition that lead a doctor to make the right diagnosis. She presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every illness—the diagnosis—revealing the combination of uncertainty and intrigue that doctors face when confronting patients who are sick or dying.

Through dramatic stories of patients with baffling symptoms, the challenges of the physical exam, Sanders portrays the absolute necessity and surprising difficulties of getting the patient’s story, the vagaries of tests, the pitfalls of doctor-to-doctor communication, and the near calamity of diagnostic errors.

Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis #ad - Harmony. And yet mistakes are made, diagnoses missed, symptoms or tests misunderstood. The experience of being ill can be like waking up in a foreign country. In every patient Tells a Story, Dr. When i see patients in the hospital or in my office who are suddenly, surprisingly ill, what they really want to know is, ‘What is wrong with me?’ They want a road map that will help them manage their new surroundings.

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Heart: A History

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. Harmony. And we encounter wilson Greatbatch, who saved millions by inventing the pacemaker―by accident. Walton lillehei, who connected a patient’s circulatory system to a healthy donor’s, paving the way for the heart-lung machine. He introduces us to daniel hale williams, the African American doctor who performed the world’s first open heart surgery in Gilded Age Chicago.

We meet C. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart: A History, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that have changed the way we live. Deftly alternating between key historical episodes and his own work, Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ.

Heart: A History #ad - Jauhar deftly braids these tales of discovery, hubris, and sorrow with moving accounts of his family’s history of heart ailments and the patients he’s treated over many years. The bestselling author of intern and doctored tells the story of the thing that makes us tickFor centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul.

He also confronts the limits of medical technology, arguing that future progress will depend more on how we choose to live than on the devices we invent. Affecting, engaging, and beautifully written, Heart: A History takes the full measure of the only organ that can move itself.

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What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

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Beacon Press #ad - Digging deep into the lives of doctors, Dr. Ofri takes us into the swirling heart of patient care, telling stories of caregivers caught up and occasionally torn down by the whirlwind life of doctoring. Dr. While much has been written about the minds and methods of the medical professionals who save our lives, precious little has been said about their emotions.

She mourns when a beloved patient is denied a heart transplant. Farrar Straus Giroux. Danielle ofri examines the daunting range of emotions—shame, occasionally despair, pride, empathy, hope, frustration, anger, and sometimes even love—that permeate the contemporary doctor-patient connection. She admits to the humiliation of an error that nearly killed one of her patients.

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine #ad - Inicians and patients, understanding what doctors feel can make all the difference in giving and getting the best medical care. She tells the riveting stories of an intern traumatized when she is forced to let a newborn die in her arms, and of a doctor whose daily glass of wine to handle the frustrations of the ER escalates into a destructive addiction.

Beacon Press. Ofri also reveals that doctors cope through gallows humor, find hope in impossible situations, and surrender to ecstatic happiness when they triumph over illness. Drawing on scientific studies, including some surprising research, Dr.

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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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Scribner #ad - Winner of the pulitzer prize, the emperor of all maladies is a magnificent, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, siddhartha mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and award-winning science writer, researcher, and a biographer’s passion. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer. Harmony. Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments.

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer #ad - Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, and deaths, just three decades ago, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, setbacks, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, victories, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer. The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

Farrar Straus Giroux. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more than five thousand years. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, paternalism, but also of hubris, and misperception.

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The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills

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University of Chicago Press #ad - In nearly four decades as a doctor at hospitals serving some of the poorest communities in Chicago, David A. If you are poor, where you live in America can dictate when you die. But when detailing the many things that the poor have not, we often overlook the most critical—their health. Ansell calls out the social and cultural arguments that have been raised as ways of explaining or excusing these gaps, and he lays bare the structural violence—the racism, economic exploitation, and discrimination—that is really to blame.

. While the contrasts and disparities among chicago’s communities are particularly stark, the death gap is truly a nationwide epidemic—as Ansell shows, there is a thirty-five-year difference in life expectancy between the healthiest and wealthiest and the poorest and sickest American neighborhoods. Inequality is all around us, and often the distance between high and low life expectancy can be a matter of just a few blocks.

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills #ad - Ansell, md,   has witnessed firsthand the lives behind these devastating statistics. Harmony. In the death gap, he gives a grim survey of these realities, drawn from observations and stories of his patients. Beacon Press. We hear plenty about the widening income gap between the rich and the poor in America and about the expanding distance separating the haves and the have-nots.

Inequality is a disease, Ansell argues, and we need to treat and eradicate it as we would any major illness.

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Heart: A History

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Picador #ad - Jauhar deftly braids these tales of discovery, hubris, and sorrow with moving accounts of his family’s history of heart ailments and the patients he’s treated over many years. Beacon Press. Harmony. Walton lillehei, who connected a patient’s circulatory system to a healthy donor’s, paving the way for the heart-lung machine.

We meet C. The emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer. He also confronts the limits of medical technology, arguing that future progress will depend more on how we choose to live than on the devices we invent. He introduces us to daniel hale williams, the African American doctor who performed the world’s first open heart surgery in Gilded Age Chicago.

Heart: A History #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. The bestselling author of intern and doctored tells the story of the thing that makes us tickFor centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. Affecting, engaging, and beautifully written, Heart: A History takes the full measure of the only organ that can move itself.

As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart: A History, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that have changed the way we live. Deftly alternating between key historical episodes and his own work, Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ.

And we encounter wilson Greatbatch, who saved millions by inventing the pacemaker―by accident.

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Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

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Picador #ad - Harmony. Farrar Straus Giroux. Cancer, not a punishment, it is highly curable, is not a curse, she argues, certainly not an embarrassment and, if good treatment is followed. The emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer. Almost a decade later, with the outbreak of a new, Sontag wrote a sequel to Illness as Metaphor, stigmatized disease replete with mystifications and punitive metaphors, extending the argument of the earlier book to the AIDS pandemic.

These two essays now published together, have been translated into many languages and continue to have an enormous influence on the thinking of medical professionals and, above all, Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors, on the lives of many thousands of patients and caregivers. In 1978 susan sontag wrote illness as Metaphor, a classic work described by Newsweek as "one of the most liberating books of its time.

Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors #ad - A cancer patient herself when she was writing the book, especially cancer, Sontag shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, add greatly to the suffering of patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment. Beacon Press. Picador USA. By demystifying the fantasies surrounding cancer, Sontag shows cancer for what it is--just a disease.

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The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - The emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer. Beacon Press. Picador USA. While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Farrar Straus Giroux. Their stories are harrowing and often funny; their personal triumph is unforgettable. This updated edition of the intern blues includes a new preface from the author discussing the status of medical training in America today and a new afterword updating the reader on the lives of the three young interns who first shared their stories with readers more than a decade ago.

The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor #ad - Harmony. Robert marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year. Andy, insecurities, mark, and amy vividly describe their real-life lessons in treating very sick children; confronting child abuse and the awful human impact of the AIDS epidemic; skirting the indifference of the hospital bureaucracy; and overcoming their own fears, and constant fatigue.

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The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. Why do some people find and sustain hope during difficult circumstances, and how is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of inspiring discovery, while others do not? What can we learn from those who do, spanning some thirty years of Dr. The emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer.

The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness #ad - Jerome groopman’s practice, during which he encountered many extraordinary people and sought to answer these questions. With appreciation for the human elements and the science, Groopman explains how to distinguish true hope from false hope–and how to gain an honest understanding of the reach and limits of this essential emotion.

Harmony. This profound exploration begins when groopman was a medical student, ignorant of the vital role of hope in patients’ lives–and it culminates in his remarkable quest to delineate a biology of hope. Beacon Press. Picador USA.

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