Medical Wisdom in the Twenty-First Century

  • Robert B. Taylor


This book is intended to help physicians achieve their full potential - to become wise physicians and to be able to apply wisdom in their daily practice - much like the doctor described above by LaCombe.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family Medicine School of MedicineOregon Health and Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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