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Lessons in mortality : doctors and patients struggling together

Author: Allen B Weisse
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Writing frankly, Weisse discusses how doctors and patients of cancer, heart disease, stroke, infectious disease, AIDS, and other dire diagnoses deal with illness in the twenty-first century, considering, in turn, how such factors as specialization, rising costs, managed care, the insurance industry, and litigation has changed the practice of medicine"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Memoirs
Personal Narratives
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen B Weisse
ISBN: 0826216668 9780826216663
OCLC Number: 64760874
Description: 182 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Lance Armstrong and me --
The crock --
Devotion --
The iron man --
Waste --
Marking time at Hillcrest Home --
The case of the baffling boy : chapter one --
Eddy --
Smart ass --
Victims all --
The end of the road --
Modern medicine --
The survivor --
A man what am --
Other faces of AIDS --
On dying with dignity--and a diagnosis --
The gift --
Time (overdue) for a change --
Stroke --
A letter.
Responsibility: Allen B. Weisse.
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The issues and conflicts that arise in medicine today are often poignantly illustrated in this engrossing anecdotal collection from Weisse s years as a physician. He begins by sharing a journal he Read more...

 
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