Second Opinions: Stories of Intuition and Choice in the Changing World of Medicine
By Jerome Groopman, M.D.
Penguin USA (Paper), 2001, 256 pages
A Harvard Medical School professor and a cancer researcher, Dr. Groopman combines his scientific experience and communication skills in exploring how patients and their doctors make critical medical decisions. Told from the physician's perspective, the eight real-life narratives reflect the ambiguities and complexities inherent in medical science, the promise and limitations of new treatments and the current state of the healthcare delivery system.
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