The Resource How not to be a doctor : and other essays, John Launer

How not to be a doctor : and other essays, John Launer

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How not to be a doctor : and other essays
Title
How not to be a doctor
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and other essays
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John Launer
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eng
Summary
Doctor and medical columnist John Launer has written on the practice and teaching of medicine for many years. Now, more than fifty of his essays have been collected in How Not to Be A Doctor. Taken together, they set out an argument that being a doctor-a real doctor-should mean being able to draw on every aspect of yourself, your interests, and your experiences, however remote these may seem from the medical task of the moment. Originating from popular columns Launer has written for medical journals, the essays range from the title essay 'How Not to Be A Doctor,' an ironic piece illustrating how being authentic as a doctor may mean behaving in ways you were never taught in medical school, to a story of the imagined conversation between two prehistoric medical men on the primitive diet, to the author's poignant account of being a patient himself as he received treatment for a life-threatening illness. Some of the essays take the form of short stories, either imaginary or autobiographical, and some are contemplative in tone, while others are polemical, humorous, educational, fantastical, satirical, or dead serious. They cover a range of topics including music, poetry, literature, and psychoanalysis, as well as contemporary medical politics and the personal experiences of being a doctor. From the absurd to the profound, the short stories, essays, and reflections in How Not to Be a Doctor combine erudition with humor, candor, and the human touch to show how, in medicine, you cannot separate personal experiences from professional ones, and to inform and entertain readers on both sides of the stethoscope
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Covering a vast range of topics?including music, literature and psychoanalysis, as well as medical politics?a collection of more than 50 essays, written by a physician, takes readers into a doctor?s world to show how, in medicine, you cannot separate personal experiences from professional ones. By the author of Sex Versus Survival
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10658253
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Midwest
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Launer, John,
Dewey number
610
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Medicine
  • Medicine and the humanities
  • Medical care
  • Physicians
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adult
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and other essays
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How not to be a doctor : and other essays, John Launer
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multicolored
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text
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MWT12466163
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781468316322
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12466163
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remote
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12466163
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
How not to be a doctor : and other essays, John Launer
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12466163
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781468316322
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12466163
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12466163
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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