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The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine

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Summary

Long-time physician Sherwin B. Nuland presents a provocative and stimulating collection of stories illustrating the vagaries of medical practice over the years. Among the fascinating and probing questions that Nuland investigates are:



-What does the first Hippocratic Oath really mean?



-What happens when knowledge comes before we're ready for it?



-Why does major surgery using only acupuncture work?



-Is there really sympathy between the organs of the body?



-What happens when someone yells, "Is there a doctor in the house?" and you are the doctor?



-What goes through the mind of a heart transplant candidate who doesn't make it?

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