As I Live and Breathe: Notes of a Patient-Doctor

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Macmillan, Jun 11, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
“A gorgeously written primer for anyone who has ever been (or ever will be) a patient . . . The book soars.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

Jamie Weisman was a patient long before she was a doctor. She was born with a rare defect in her immune system that leaves her prey to a range of ailments and crises and that, because it is treatable but not curable, will keep her a patient for life. In this probing and inspiring book, she brings her sojourns on both sides of the doctor-patient divide to bear on the issues of the flesh that preoccupy us all. It is a worthy addition to the best that has been written about our physical selves, a meditation on our extraordinary powers of healing and the limitations that leave intact the miracle and tragedy of being.
 

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AS I LIVE AND BREATHE: Notes of a Patient-Doctor

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A young doctor's chronic illness gives her a valuable perspective on the healing profession.Weisman's medical education was gleaned not just from textbooks, but from fellow patients and years of ... Read full review

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Dr. Jamie Weisman is a unique woman. While living within the confines of her illness she chose to do something about it, she joined the medical profession. As she says in her memoir, ""Now that I've ... Read full review

Contents

Infusion
3
The Waves in Japan
20
Beautiful Failure
43
All Too Human
75
Whom the Bullet Finds
122
Begotten
163
Begetting
198
Acknowledgments
243
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About the author (2003)

Jamie Weisman, M.D., practices medicine near Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives with her husband and their daughter.

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