Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Book You Would Want to Bring with You on Your Next Doctor's Visit

How Doctors Think

Jerome Groopman, a New Yorker staff writer and professor at Harvard Medical School unravels the ultimate medical mystery: how doctors figure out the best treatments -- or fail to do so.

"Jerome Groopman has written a unique, important, and wonderful book about a central paradox of modern life: even though diagnosing an illness is often as much art as science, we want our doctors to speak with scientific surety. Groopman gives a rationalist's tour of the doctor's thought processes -- or lack thereof -- and yet, unlike many rationalists, he never veers toward cynicism. You'll never look at your own doctor in the same way again -- for better or worse," ---- Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, authors of Freakonomics

Find out more about the author here.

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