The youngest science: notes of a medicine-watcher

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Viking Press, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 270 pages
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The eminent physician-essayist combines an account of his life as a physician, researcher, and administrator with meditations on the practice and promise of medicine

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Amity Street i
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House Calls
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Leech Leech Et Cetera
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About the author (1983)

Lewis Thomas was born in Flushing, New York, and received his medical degree from Harvard University, with a specialization in internal medicine and pathology. He has been a professor at several medical schools, as well as dean of the Yale Medical School. Most recently Thomas has been chancellor and president emeritus of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and professor of medicine at the Cornell Medical School. His erudite books have earned him a wide audience, making him one of the best-known advocates of science in the United States during the past 20 years. For example, The Lives of a Cell won the National Book Award in arts and letters in 1974, and The Medusa and the Snail won the American Book Award for science in 1981.

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