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“A gorgeously written primer for anyone who has ever been (or ever will be) a patient . . . The book soars.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

Jamie Weisman was a patient long before she was a doctor. She was born with a rare defect in her immune system that leaves her prey to a range of ailments and crises and that, because it is treatable but not curable, will keep her a patient for life. In this probing and inspiring book, she brings her sojourns on both sides of the doctor-patient divide to bear on the issues of the flesh that preoccupy us all. It is a worthy addition to the best that has been written about our physical selves, a meditation on our extraordinary powers of healing and the limitations that leave intact the miracle and tragedy of being.

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Jamie Weisman, M.D., practices medicine near Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives with her husband and their daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865476691
Subtitle:
Notes of a Patient-Doctor
Author:
Weisman, Jamie
Publisher:
North Point Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Physician & Patient
Publication Date:
20030611
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.12 x 0.675 in

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