This is a book for the young physician who wants to learn more about the art of medicine. We will explore some of the most important lessons on the ideals of the physician–patient relationship. We will learn about why we do some of the things we do, what our purpose should be, how we can overcome the difficulties sometimes seen in day-to-day doctoring. This book is meant for the idealist who is looking to learn from those before them on how to care for the patient through stories that will both explain and inspire. As one student told me, “Going through medical school, one feels more like a master plumber and electrician of body parts than a healer or a teacher.” This book is an effort to help the young physician make the transition from technician to healer by looking at some of the lessons taught by the greatest teachers of medicine through the ages.
KeywordsSenior Physician Young Physician American Educator Good Doctor Junior Physician
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