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HEALING THE WOUNDS by David Hilfiker, M.D.


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HEALING THE WOUNDS by David Hilfiker, M.D.
May 08, 2013 | ISBN 9780307831835

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“David Hilfiker’s book is the best exposition of what goes on in the mind of a dedicated doctor that I have ever read. It’s a book that can be read with profit by every doctor, and one that could be responsible for great advances in the doctor-patient relationship.”
—William A. Nolen, M.D., author of The Making of a Surgeon
“A strikingly honest, courageous, and clear-sighted depiction of problems which have become central in medicine today.”
—Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings
Healing the Wounds is a painfully honest, very moving account of the extraordinary pressures which shape the way medicine is practiced, pressures which are never really discussed in medical training. This book has a great deal to teach about why it is so stressful to give medical care—and receive it.”
—Perri Klass, author of Recombinations
“Dr. Hilfiker’s book catheterizes the heart of American medical practice. His findings are intimate, lucid, and sobering. Nowhere have I read as honest and compassionate an account of what it is like to be a doctor today.”
—Fitzhugh Mullan, author of Vital Signs: A Young Doctor’s Struggle with Cancer

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