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Slow Medicine by Victoria Sweet

Slow Medicine

Slow Medicine by Victoria Sweet
Oct 17, 2017 | 304 Pages
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“Wonderful…often lyrical…subtle and insightful…Physicans would do well to learn this most important lesson about caring for patients from Sweet’s book: ‘Establishing the correct diagnoses and then getting them off all those unnecessary medications, with their side effects and adverse reactions, took a lot of time, but in the long run it saved way more money than it cost. It was slower but it was better.'” The New York Times Book Review

“Anybody considering medical school, or already toiling there, has to read this book. Everyone else should too… [Sweet’s] memoir of growing slowly into her calling is about learning not just to save lives but to make a life…Her personal odyssey is more stirring than any polemical manifesto could be.” The Atlantic

“Through the moving stories of patients and her experiences in medical school, [Sweet] explores how she found a compassionate way to care.  A thoughtful companion to one of today’s hot-button issues.” —Good Housekeeping

“[A] master storyteller…highly readable… the sick will take comfort in this physician’s warm, personal, knowledgeable approach.” Kirkus

 “Profoundly intimate…Sweet provides a strong and necessary tonic as health care, in all its complexities, remains at the center of the national conversation.” Booklist

 “Sound advice that all involved in health care should heed. [Slow Medicine] will appeal to both professional and lay readers.” Library Journal
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“A most important book that raises fundamental questions about the nature of medicine in our time. It should be required reading for anyone interested in the ‘business’ of healthcare—and especially those interested in the humanity of healthcare.” —Oliver Sacks, M.D., author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and The Mind’s Eye 

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