By The Journal of the American Medical Association Jama, Roxanne K. Young
Reflections and insights on health and wellbeing, sickness, and healingNow in paperback for the 1st time, a bit of My brain brings jointly revealing own essays that first seemed within the magazine of the yank clinical organization (JAMA). those engrossing, relocating vignettes--written by means of physicians, sufferers, relations, clinical scholars, and others--offer a distinct glimpse into the standard reports and relationships within the scientific world.Baring their souls and commencing their hearts, the authors proportion their such a lot own moments, tales, and observations. you will listen from the intern who couldn't conceal her feelings, incomes reprimand from her supervisors yet appreciation from her sufferers . . . meet an alcoholic whose indomitable spirit helped her defy the entire odds . . . event the heartbreaking comedy of a Monday morning HIV medical institution . . . be encouraged by means of the oncology social employee who chanced on a brand new love of existence in the course of her personal fight with breast melanoma . . . and examine from the medical professional who learned that by way of witnessing her sufferers' braveness she grew to become a greater physician.Compelling, touching, and now and then funny, a bit of My brain bargains a deeper knowing of physicians, sufferers, drugs, and the easy human act of aiding one other person."These tales, established in technological know-how, are transmitted to readers . . . after filtering via a human middle . . . continuously succeeds in bridging technology and the humanities."--William H. Foege, MD, Emory college
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