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User Review  - CandaceVan - LibraryThing

Every patient, every friend or significant other or family member of a patient, and every doctor, nurse, and nurse practitioner should read this book. Period. It's that important. Groopman talks about ... Read full review

A Great Book for everyone

User Review  - drnew -

The price on Overstock was the best compared to other sites book was delivered quickly. The book is reccomended by chairmans of medicine and attendings. Enjoy! Read full review

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Using vignettes, Dr. Groopman describes how doctors approach certain situations, conditions, and patients. But the best part is that he has some clear suggestions on how to avoid becoming your physician's error. Written for laypeople, a knowledge of medical terminolgy isn't required. 

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This book was fascinating, and a real insight into the way doctors (good and bad, on good and bad days) approach their patients. It was a baldly honest book, admitting that mistakes happen, and doctors make assumptions, and have prejudices; all admissions that are particularly refreshing coming from a medical professional. As well as being fascinating, however, this book was engaging; the stories of the patients and doctors in this book bring a real human side to the points Groopman makes. I do wish, though, that there had been some statement about permissions for the stories told. This book is a must-read for all doctors and regular patients. 


User Review  - 7806pacer -

Highly recommend reading given as a gift to friends. Read full review

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