On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays
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On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays

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Few subjects hold more universal appeal than that of medicine, and surely few books have evoked medicine's drama and magic more powerfully than "On Doctoring." In its many forms, from age-old ritual to the cutting edge of modern science, medicine concerns us all. It is a human profession, practiced by people who have dedicated their lives not only to science but also to hu...more
Hardcover, Third Edition, 414 pages
Published August 7th 2001 by Free Press
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Oct 07, 2008 David rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone, especially medical or nursing students.
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I'm particularly enjoying this. Because of it's nature, as a collection of smaller works, it's a great book for me to read when I need a break from my studies, and it helps to remind me about the things that made me interested in medicine in the first place: the people I'll be serving. Some of my favorite authors and poets are included.
A collection of poems, short stories, and nonfiction experiences with sickness, death, and medicine. I really enjoy reading about how others deal with medical problems and how they perceive their doctors and nurses.
Inspirationals stories and poetry. Particularly inspiring for medical students, but the focus on the beauty and fragility of human life should make it of interest to any and all readers. I highly recommend it.
I had so much fun reading this book out loud with friends over a few weeks. It inspired me to write poetry too.
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Remember, even Jorge Luis Borges saw beautiful things through his blindness. We're blessed he lived to write about it too.
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