A New Yorker staff writer, bestselling author, and professor at Harvard Medical School unravels the mystery of how doctors figure out the best treatments-or fail to do so. This book describes the warning signs of flawed medical thinking and offers intelligent questions patients can ask.
This elegant, tough-minded book recounts stories about how doctors and patients interact with one other. In the hands of Jerome Groopman, professor of medicine at Harvard and a staff writer for The New Yorker, these clinical episodes make absorbing reading and are often deeply affecting. At the same time, the author is commenting on some of the most profound problems facing modern medicine … Here is Groopman at the peak of his form, as a physician and as a writer. Readers will relish the result.