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The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley (and Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor

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You get sick; you go to your doctor. Too bad. Because medicine isn't an industry, it's practically witchcraft. Despite the growth of big pharma, HMOs, and hospital chains, medicine remains the isolated work of individual doctors—and the system is going broke fast.

So why is Andy Kessler—the man who told you outrageous stories of Wall Street analysts gone bad in Wall Street
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published July 3rd 2006 by HarperBusiness (first published 2006)
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Thurston Hunger
Jan 14, 2010 Thurston Hunger rated it liked it
I'd wager the author is nowhere near as idiotic as his writing style. The book is an easy read, most of the factual information is loaded in attributed quotes to various folks, in an industry where I am far from being an expert, yet never far from being a customer. Kessler's wealth and/or sheer chutzpah get him access to a fair amount of interesting people and places.

I think you have to sort of shake off the style, and breezy delivery
(that does reduce some as the book goes on), and use this as a
Jul 09, 2007 Jonathan rated it did not like it
"...Kessler giggles his way through an intimidating diversity of subjects, including but not limited to a friend’s cancer, the US health care reimbursement system, heart disease, radiation therapy, in vitro diagnostics, LASIK eye surgery, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cancer screening, computer aided diagnosis, mapping the human genome, and molecular imaging research, all the while dropping names like highway litter. Moreover, rather than actually taking a mo ...more
Feb 15, 2008 Soren rated it it was ok
The first two-thirds of this book are often laugh-out-loud funny as the author, a former techie/financial guy, searches out "the next big thing" in the astoundingly complex health care industry. Unfortunately, Kessler's initial analytical humor drifts into a dull diary of his quest to find a get-rich-quick investment, and his eventual prognostications struck me as haphazard and unfounded.
Megha Guruprasad
Jun 08, 2013 Megha Guruprasad rated it it was ok
When it comes to non-fiction, I hate when the writer's personality overpowers the content..
Especially if the guy's desperately trying to be funny, using his 'wall-street' background as an excuse for his technical ignorance..
A waste of time
Eve Harris
Jun 07, 2012 Eve Harris rated it it was ok
Kessler writes like a wannabe Hunter S Thompson. I'm sticking with it for the subject matter, which -- even though it's six years old now -- is still teaching me a lot about medical technology.
Glib, shallow, obnoxious, and peppered with inaccuracies. I'd rather not speculate on why rubbish like this gets published.
Keith Kendall
Nov 19, 2013 Keith Kendall rated it liked it
Shelves: business, politics
- Conventional medical care is pricing itself out of the market
- Computerized diagnosis is a strong contender
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Sep 16, 2012 Bart Kramer rated it really liked it
Kessler is always a fun read. Perhaps the next big thing in technology?
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Andy Kessler is an investor, author and businessman.

Andy Kessler has worked for about 20 years as a research analyst, investment banker, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. He was also the Co-founder and President of Velocity Capital Management, an investment firm based in Palo Alto, California, United States.

He has written forThe Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, Forbes, The
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