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Heal Thyself

How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman M.D.

Reviewed by David Brown
Washington Post Book World

"Why is it that How Doctors Think is likely to find an audience while How Automotive Engineers Think would be a tough sell, and How Bookkeepers Think wouldn't have a prayer? Part of the reason is that most of us believe, rightly or wrongly, that our lives might one day depend on the right decision by a doctor — a belief we share about few other occupations. Most, as well, have watched doctors work, an experience, whether good or bad, that tends to lend an oracular quality to what a doctor does. And then there's the drama and heroism that's supposed to be — and occasionally is — part of medicine...." Read the entire Washington Post Book World Review.

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