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The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an…

The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science (TED Books)

by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Series: TED Books

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Law One: A strong intuition is much more powerful than a weak test.
Law Two: "Normals" teach us rules; "outliers" teach us laws.
Law Three: For every perfect medical experiment, there is a perfect human bias.

Well, interesting, sort of. I would have probably really liked this in the early days of medical school. Each 'law' is illustrated with a few examples that give the reader a peek into his medical world. You know, the sort of godly laying-of-the-hands-and-the-noble-art-of-medicine world. Not the mucky real world of indifference, greed,and incompetence all jostling and wrestling hard with the grunting idealists pulling out all the stops and trying their darndest to save this life, because dammit we all deserve that, don't we?
Still, it is a lovely little book, physically. It would be a perfect gift for a new med student or newly minted doctor. ( )
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