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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sherwin B. Nuland Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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? Download and start listening now!

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  • [Michael Prichard's] avuncular voice brings the disparate ideas into a coherent production suitable for all listeners, not just science aficionados. AudioFile

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bd Drop | 11/22/2009

    " A collection of disjointed essays. Some good, some not great. Overall, had to skim most of it - there was no central theme. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eric_W | 7/18/2009

    " An uneven collection of essays resurrected from The American Scholar. "

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