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Bedside Manners One Doctor's Reflections on the Oddly Intimate Encounters Between Patient and Healer

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ISBN-10: 1400080525

ISBN-13: 9781400080526

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Watts

List price: $19.00
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Have you ever wondered what life is like on the other side of the stethoscope? Combining the grace and precision of a poet with a down-to-earth, compassionate manner, physician and NPR commentator David Watts reveals what it's really like to be a doctor today. From difficult diagnoses, irreverent colleagues, brave survivors, and examining room embarrassments, Watts uncovers the world of contemporary medicine and shares the emotional truths and practical realities at the heart of every doctor-patient relationship. Watts's warmhearted and understanding attitude toward his patients--and their foibles--is evident on every page of this surprising, poignant, and intimate look inside the life of…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
White Rabbits
The Doctor with Food on His Shirt
Advance Directive
Sylvester
Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word
Circus
Surgical Wound
Telephone Tree
Stricture
Attraction
Monologue Millie and the System of Care
Waiting to Be Served
Flu Shot
The Morbius Monster
Living It Up at the Top of the Mark
Not Waving but Drowning
Annie's Antidote
Mrs. Robinson Eyes
Ectopic
Me and the HEC
Palooka
Her Language
Evening in the Two Worlds
When Crazy Gets Sick
Joke Man
The Gift of Nothing
The Girl in the Painting by Vermeer
Lunch at the Stereotype Cafe
Lost in Translation
Codger
About Money
If Your Saw It, It Would Look Like a Tree Burning
The HMO and the Renegade in Me
The Stalker's Bridegroom
Hospital du Jour
Ritual
Home Remedy
Pain and Heroes
Ailerons
Motivation
The Patient Nazi
The Two Stories
Malady Menage
Protection
Consultation
The Third Satisfaction
Two Dyings
Piano Lesson
Permission Acknowledgments