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The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher

The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher

The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher
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The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher

by THOMAS, Lewis

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  • Hardcover
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ISBN 10
067079533X
ISBN 13
9780670795338
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New York: Viking, 1983. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Second edition. Near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Dustwrapper price clipped. Edges of spine slightly rubbed. Sticker on back dustwrapper Nice condition. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.

Synopsis

From the 1920s when he watched his father, a general practitioner who made housecalls and wrote his prescriptions in Latin, to his days in medical school and beyond, Lewis Thomas saw medicine evolve from an art into a sophisticated science. The Youngest Science is Dr. Thomas's account of his life in the medical profession and an inquiry into what medicine is all about--the youngest science, but one rich in possibility and promise. He chronicles his training in Boston and New York, his war career in the South Pacific, his most impassioned research projects, his work as an administrator in hospitals and medical schools, and even his experiences as a patient. Along the way, Thomas explores the complex relationships between research and practice, between words and meanings, between human error and human accomplishment, More than a magnificent autobiography, The Youngest Science is also a celebration and a warning--about the nature of medicine and about the future life of our planet.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher
Author
THOMAS, Lewis
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
ISBN 10
067079533X
ISBN 13
9780670795338
Publisher
Viking
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1983
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