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Hippocrates' Shadow

Author: Newman, David H.

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

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Hippocrates' Shadow :

Dr. David H. Newman upends our understanding of the doctor-patient relationship and offers a new paradigm of honesty and communication. He sees a disregard for the healing power of the bond that originated with Hippocrates, and, ultimately, a disconnect between doctors and their oath to"do no harm."

Exposing the patterns of secrecy and habit in modern medicine's carefully protected subculture, Dr. Newman argues that doctors and patients cling to tradition and yield to demands for pills or tests. Citing fascinating studies that show why antibiotics for sore throats are almost always unnecessary; how cough syrup is rarely more effective than a sugar pill; and why CPR is violent, invasive - and almost always futile - this thought-provoking book cuts to the heart of what really works, and what doesn't in medicine.

Category   Subject
Health & Fitness   General

ISBN 13:9781416551546
ISBN 10:1416551549
Size:8.44" l x 5.50" w x 0.60" h
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