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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Thomas makes us realize how much the "practice" of medicine has changed over the years. In recounting many of the amazing breakthroughs, it also becomes apparent how much we take for granted. I ... Read full review

THE YOUNGEST SCIENCE: Notes Of A Medicine-watcher (alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series)

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Writing of his life and his scientific challenges, the author of The Lives of a Cell and The Medusa and the Snail displays the same unpretentious but erudite way with words that have made the essays ... Read full review


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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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