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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Mansoor, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. Mansoor

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    Hey for anyone who wants to read a medical-related book, i strongly suggest Complications: A Surgeon's Note on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande. It is really a wonderful book. The author is a harvard med graduate in his last year of surgical residency. He explains the fallibility of doctors, how they are human, and tells a few great stories.
     
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  3. Doctora Foxy

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    While we're having a book club meeting... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    I'd like to suggest The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. I'm reading it now and it's really interesting...it's about the clash of cultures and western/eastern medicine when an epileptic Hmong child seeks medical care in CA.
     
  4. Mansoor

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>While we're having a book club meeting... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    I'd like to suggest The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. I'm reading it now and it's really interesting...it's about the clash of cultures and western/eastern medicine when an epileptic Hmong child seeks medical care in CA.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yeah i read that too. Great book, i agree. However, i am not a fan of history at all, and the latter half of the book pretty much intertwines a chapter of Hmong history with a chapter of the story at hand. I skimmed through the history, but the rest of the book is wonderfully insightful.
     
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    Funny that you mentioned Complications. I was at Border reading it tonight. The Spirit Catches you is also a great read. Now I am churning through Betrayal of Trust by Laurie Garrett. Aside from her book, are there good books on healthcare reform, specifically in regards to Healthcare access for the disadvantaged? Thanks!

    Z.
     
  6. Bikini Princess

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    "Becoming a Doctor" by Melvin Konner. No doubt one of the best, I think most SDNers will agree.
     
  7. sunflower79

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    For a unique view of health care reform, read Gesundheit! by Patch Adams.
     

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