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Laws of Medicine

by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Laws of Medicine Synopsis

Essential, required listening for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the worlds premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicineand how understanding these principles can empower us all.Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr. Mukherjee to ask himself an urgent, fundamental question: Is medicine a science? Sciences must have lawsstatements of truth based on repeated experiments that describe some universal attribute of nature. But does medicine have laws like other sciences? Dr. Mukherjee has spent his career pondering this questiona question that would ultimately produce some of most serious thinking he would do around the tenets of his disciplineculminating in The Laws of Medicine. In this important treatise, he investigates the most perplexing and illuminating cases of his career that ultimately led him to identify the three key principles that govern medicine. Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important book is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and Eureka! moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjees signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical book, not just for those in the medical profession, but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being is being treated. Ultimately, this book lays the groundwork for a new way of understanding medicine, now and into the future.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781442378131
Publication date: 13th October 2015
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio / TED Simon & Schuster Audio / TED
Format: eBook
Categories: Complementary medicine,

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