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Uncommon Wisdom: True Tales of What Our Lives as Doctors Have Taught Us About Love, Faith and Healing

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In light of the escalating costs of healthcare in the U.S. and the on-going debate about appropriate health insurance reform, it’s easy to forget about the human side of medicine and the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. In Uncommon Wisdom, neurologists John Castaldo and Lawrence Levitt share what they have learned in their many years as doctors, not just from ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by Rodale Books (first published 2010)
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Elizabeth
This is a collection of stories about doctors, but not necessarily for doctors. In fact, some of the language is oddly toned down, maybe even over explained. Some of the stories are extremely personal, often when the family of the doctor themselves are the patients.
The book starts strong, jumping here and there in time, pulling anecdotes from their lives and the lives of their patients and unifying them with a theme of the chapter, but then by the end, it peters out. Not the most amazing book I
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Christine
A lovely book. The individual stories in this book are exciting and unusual, and well worth reading. The compassion, struggles, and tragedies of the two doctors who wrote this book make for an exciting and educational experience. it is amazing how much they do.
Gina Bush
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I could not put it down. How heartening to know that these physicians really do care, and that they gained something from their encounters with their patients
Colin
Wasn't as much about medicine than it was about human relationships. Some cool stories; makes you realize how many such stories you'd accumulate being a doctor.
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