"A Surgeon's Lessons, Learned and Lost" details how doctors in the mid-20th century learned medicine the old-fashioned way – in the autopsy room, the laboratory, and at bedside – training to become well-rounded general physicians.
"From the minute I began to read, I couldn't put the text down. As a general surgeon, I was fascinated by the story telling of how a young medical student learned to take a patient's history and perform a physical exam, and reminded of those same times in my own medical school training where a master clinician would often make us students look stupid. I was drowned, again, in the memories of attending physicians asking me questions I couldn't answer. I remember vividly those times where I had read about a disease, but couldn't, for the life of me, remember the name of the medication used to treat the disease." – 5-Star
"Medical education was at a major turning point with the introduction of many new 'scientific' advances, while at the same time having limited success in such areas as cancer. For example, anatomy was a year-long process and a student's cadaver became a significant learning tool in understanding the human body and its possible defects. From cranial nerves, to the nerve, muscle, tendon, ligament, bone complexes, the physician could hopefully understand the body of a patient as an integrated system. This has changed with some anatomy instruction being done 'online,' thus missing the fact that no two bodies are unique." – Dr.
"A compelling and candid account of how surgeons learn and refine their skills.
"A candid narrative of more than 40 years in practice and teaching of a pioneering pediatric surgeon, infused with historical perspective of medical education and medical practice …
About the Author: "In the field of contemporary health care, it is generally acknowledged that Dr.
"This book will be insightful not only for doctors, but for patients alike, who all need to become advocates for our healthcare system." –
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