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Old 07-18-2008, 05:46 PM
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I found the paper version (you know, a magazine) while at my parents. And found it online. Click here for the full story, then print version...

http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/41-...icle75920.html

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41 Secrets Your Doctor Would Never Share
Those free medication samples may not be the best -- or safest.

By Cynthia Dermody & Patricia Curtis
From Reader's Digest

If You Only Knew ...
Reader's Digest offered two dozen doctors a chance to tell it like it really is, and general practitioners, surgeons, shrinks, pediatricians, and other specialists took the challenge. Some wanted to be anonymous; some didn't care. But all of them revealed funny, frightening, and downright shocking things that can help you be a better, smarter patient.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:38 AM
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Another interesting read:

Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (Paperback)

http://www.amazon.com/Complications-Surgeons-Notes-Impe...cience/dp/0312421702

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Gently dismantling the myth of medical infallibility, Dr. Atul Gawande's Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science is essential reading for anyone involved in medicine--on either end of the stethoscope. Medical professionals make mistakes, learn on the job, and improvise much of their technique and self-confidence. Gawande's tales are humane and passionate reminders that doctors are people, too. His prose is thoughtful and deeply engaging, shifting from sometimes painful stories of suffering patients (including his own child) to intriguing suggestions for improving medicine with the same care he expresses in the surgical theater. Some of his ideas will make health care providers nervous or even angry, but his disarming style, confessional tone, and thoughtful arguments should win over most readers. Complications is a book with heart and an excellent bedside manner, celebrating rather than berating doctors for being merely human. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Complications is great read--I read it close to 4 years ago.

His new book Better is great too...
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another interesting read is 'how doctor think' by jerome groopman. complications and better are both very good books,

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