How Doctors Think
Houghton Mifflin, $26, 320 pp.
As the first waves of baby boomers hit their sixties, the inexorable upward march in the nation’s median age is inexorably expanding the role of doctors in most people’s lives. Medical interactions also become more angst ridden, as thickening case files become signposts on the road to death.
But doctors bring hope as well, for advances in medical technology now often permit graceful recoveries from diseases like heart attacks and...
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