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Kill as Few Patients as Possible: And Fifty-Six Other Essays on How to Be the World's Best Doctor

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This oft-quoted all-time favorite of the medical community will gladden--and strengthen--the hearts of patients, doctors, and anyone entering medical study, internship, or practice. With unassailable logic and rapier wit, the sage Dr. Oscar London muses on the challenges and joys of doctoring, and imparts timeless truths, reality checks, and poignant insights gleaned from 30 years of general practice--while never taking himself (or his profession) too seriously.

The classic book on the art and humor of practicing medicine, celebrating its 20th anniversary in a new gift edition with updates throughout. Previous editions have sold more than 200,000 copies. The perfect gift for med students and grads as well as new and practicing physicians. Approximately 17,000 students graduate from med school each spring in North America.

About the Author

OSCAR LONDON, MD, is the pseudonym of an internist who practiced in Berkeley, California, for 30 years His humorous essays appeared regularly in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580089173
Author:
London, Oscar
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Subject:
medicine;humor;essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
7.40x5.48x.59 in. .49 lbs.

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