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The orange wire problem and other tales from the doctor's office

Author: H David Watts
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether recounting the decline and death of a dear friend or poking holes in the faulty logic of an insurance company underling, this title lays bare the nobility and weakness, generosity and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H David Watts
ISBN: 9781587298004 1587298007
OCLC Number: 243960500
Description: xvii, 186 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: what you might expect to find here --
Facts and lies --
The orange wire problem --
Brain damage --
Let eagles come --
The chart in the window --
Thank you Mr. Nicholson --
Talking about Christmas --
Silence knows the right questions --
One cancer cell --
Anathema --
Telling the truth in the realm of truth --
Ghosts in the machine --
Blood butterfly --
Is something wrong with your prostate? --
The soft animal of the body --
Aspirin and beauty --
Notes from the center of a perpetual breakdown --
Ready for anything --
A critical distance --
The way we know what we know --
Third opinion --
Hanna's volvulus --
The case of the missing molecule --
The pill on the shelf --
Mother Teresa and the problem of care --
The doctor's pill --
Afterword: brilliance.
Responsibility: David Watts.
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"With this new book, Watts takes his place among the most eloquent of modern physician-writers, casting a clear and honest light on the medicine of today, its absurdities, its limitations, its power, Read more...

 
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