How Doctors Think
By Jerome Groopman
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780618610037, 320pp.
Publication Date: January 2007
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Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country's best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems.
How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.
Jerome Groopman, M.D., holds the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. A staff writer for The New Yorker, he is the author of How Doctors Think, The Anatomy of Hope, Second Opinions, The Measure of Our Days, and other books.
"Dr. Jerome Groopman is bringing out his most essential book yet, HOW DOCTORS THINK." Boston Phoenix
"A highly pleasurable must-read." Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Every reflective doctor will learn from this book...every prospective patient will find thoughtful advice for communicating successfully Publishers Weekly, Starred
A book to restore faith in an often-resented profession, well enough written to warrant its quarter-million first printing.
A cogent analysis of all the wrong ways his fellow practitioners are trained to appraoch the patients they treat.
A sage, humane prescription for medical practitioners and the people who depend of them. O, The Oprah Magazine
Splendid and courageous Groopman lifts the veil on the most taboo topic the pervasive nature of misdiagnosis.” -- Ron Chernow, author of ALEXANDER HAMILTON, TITAN, and THE HOUSE OF MORGAN
Groopman has written a unique, important and wonderful book You’ll never look at your own doctor in the same way again.” -- Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, authors of FREAKONOMICS