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The Art of Medicine: Healing and the Limits of Technology

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In The Art of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital’s legendary internist Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong draws on his vast dossier of personal cases and five decades as a clinician, to examine the core principles of a patient-centred approach to diagnosis and treatment. While HPK, as he is fondly known, recognizes and applauds the many invaluable innovations in medical technology, ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by ECW Press (first published June 1st 2014)
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Mazen El-Baba
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's generally a good read with many interesting cases. The chapters are stand alones. There isn't much flow to the book. The editing is a little choppy, but it's not a book that is meant to be read as a novel. A little fluffy at times but a good reminder for anyone in healthcare.
shu
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: medicine, reference
Dr. Ho Ping Kong is single handedly bringing hope back into the practice of medicine.

This book should be required reading for all those interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.

Reading "The Art of Medicine" renews my determination to become a doctor, and also to learn the old ways of practicing medicine that is people/patient focused and one that doesn't rely heavily on machines and a myriad of test results but one that includes getting to know your patient's name and medical
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Karen
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely enlightening. I feel if more doctors would treat their patients with the care and knowledge that Dr. Kong has acquired through his years of experience the benefits to medicine and treatment in general would be beneficial to all. My panacea- all medical students should have a copy of this book to read -just to see how diagnostic skills aid in the care and treatment of the patient.
Sydney Cox
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you're interested in the human body and health this is a book for you! The wording in this was fantastic. Definitely going to recommend to my friends!
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