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KILL AS FEW PATIENTS AS POSSIBLE : And 56 Other Essays on How to Be the World's Best Doctor

Oscar London

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ISBN 10: 089815197X / ISBN 13: 9780898151978
Published by Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 2004
Used Condition: NEAR FINE Soft cover
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Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated softcover/NF w/trace wear to corner tips & faint creasings to upper front. Witty pointers on how to become the world's best doctor. London is the pseudonym of an internist practicing in Berkeley, California, whose humorous essays appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. He says, in the Preface, he was 51 years old at the publication of this book ---he doesn't smoke and always wears his seat belt, so apt to be around to keep the title of "Top Doc" for some time. Uplifting Essays from a Doctor's Bag of Tricks.". Bookseller Inventory # 015506

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Title: KILL AS FEW PATIENTS AS POSSIBLE : And 56 ...

Publisher: Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:NEAR FINE

Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued

Edition: First Edition, 10th Printing

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In this book is advice that will gladden -- and possibly strengthen -- the hearts of patients and doctors alike. With unassailable logic and rapier wit, Dr. Oscar London defends his claim to be the World's Best Doctor by explaining the 57 rules he follows. Follow along as you laugh and learn how your own physician can become the world's second best doctor.

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London, an internist in private practice, offers 56 short essays on his profession that consist of alternating doses of slapstick and poignancy. For example, in moving tones he tells of his joy at consulting a dour hematologist who properly diagnosed a 24-year-old woman's elusive illness and saved her life. Then he makes an all-too-familiar, if well-phrased, complaint about being forced to look at other doctors' vacation photos. But there are many gems here: London tells of pet peeves (being called "Doc"); derides medical conventions (in lecture halls after large meals doctors don't listen because "blood is being massively shunted from brains to intestines"); rails against smoking ("my favorite punchline is to tell a smoker she's microwaving herself to death"); and promotes Valium over alcohol for relieving stress ("taken in moderation, Valium works immoderately well to get my tense patients through their days and nightsand me through minewith brain and liver cells intact"). Despite some overreaching for humorous effect, this is an entertaining, insightful book.
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