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The Heart of Caring by Mark Vonnegut
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Feb 01, 2022 | ISBN 9781644211052

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The Heart of Caring is a manifesto for our times. Vonnegut offers a trenchant diagnosis and prognosis of our healthcare system, with prose as bracing as his observations. With years of experience as a physician—and a few as a patient—Vonnegut is ably positioned to cut through the flotsam and jetsam that passes for medical care these days. A refreshing read!”
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, NYU/Bellevue, and author of When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error

“Dr. Mark Vonnegut’s The Heart of Caring is not only rich with the wisdom of a beloved pediatrician, it is an honest look at the mess that insurance companies have made of our current medical care.”
Dan Wakefield, author of New York in the Fifties

“Dr. Mark Vonnegut laments the problems of today’s medical system in The Heart of Caring…It’s a story he tells by recalling his past patients, and his own time as a patient, with deadpan humor and irony.”
—Lauren Daley, Boston Globe

“From decades in his clinic serving the front line of care of children and their families, Dr. Vonnegut has written a deeply real, wise, and hilarious book. It is an instant classic in medical literature.  His clear-eyed struggle to keep his practice healthy under a sick, ‘money comes first’ giant healthcare-for-profit makes his job almost impossible.  Yet his  riveting  journey is a beacon of caring for patients in an American system that could care less—and he suggests how to fix it.”
Samuel Shem, M.D., Professor of Medical Humanities at NYU Medical School, author of The House of God and Man’s 4th Best Hospital

The Heart of Caring is a collection of stories from the heart of a caring physician reflecting on his forty years as a pediatrician. I too lived those forty years in medicine and this book touched a nerve and made me cry and laugh. It is a must-read for all new parents, old parents, medical students, physicians, patients, insurance companies, scientists, everyone.”
Nancy E. Oriol, Associate Professor of Anesthesia Harvard Medical School

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