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Proper doctoring : a book for patients and their doctors, David Mendel ; introduction by Jerome Groopman

Label
Proper doctoring : a book for patients and their doctors
Title
Proper doctoring
Title remainder
a book for patients and their doctors
Statement of responsibility
David Mendel ; introduction by Jerome Groopman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""People come to us for help. They come for health and strength." With these simple words David Mendel begins Proper Doctoring, a book about what it means (and takes) to be a good doctor, and for that reason very much a book for patients as well as doctors--which is to say a book for everyone. In crisp, clear prose, he introduces readers to the craft of medicine and shows how to practice it. Discussing matters ranging from the most basic--how doctors should dress and how they should speak to patients--to the taking of medical histories, the etiquette of examinations, and the difficulties of diagnosis, Mendel moves on to consider how the doctor can best serve patients who suffer from prolonged illness or face death. Throughout he keeps in sight the fundamental moral fact that the relationship between doctor and patient is a human one before it is a professional one. As he writes with characteristic concision, "The trained and experienced doctor puts himself, or his nearest and dearest, in the patient's position, and asks himself what he would do if he were advising himself or his family. No other advice is acceptable; no other is justifiable." Proper Doctoring is a book that is admirably direct, as well as wise, witty, deeply humane, and, frankly, indispensable"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mendel, David
Dewey number
616
Index
index present
LC call number
R727.3
LC item number
.M46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clinical medicine
  • Physician and patient
  • Body language
  • Oral communication
  • Physicians
Label
Proper doctoring : a book for patients and their doctors, David Mendel ; introduction by Jerome Groopman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 1984
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1630656
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2013 edition.
Extent
xvi, 241 pages
Isbn
9781590176214
Lccn
2013015560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1630656
  • (OCoLC)807024577
Label
Proper doctoring : a book for patients and their doctors, David Mendel ; introduction by Jerome Groopman
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 1984
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1630656
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2013 edition.
Extent
xvi, 241 pages
Isbn
9781590176214
Lccn
2013015560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1630656
  • (OCoLC)807024577

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