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The Youngest Science

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The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher

by Thomas, Lewis

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ISBN 10
0553340662
ISBN 13
9780553340662
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Book has a collection of chips along the edges of the cover and a 2.5 cm tear where the top of the front cover meets the spine. All pages are intact, clean and tight; spine is uncreased. Lewis is an engaging writer on many scientific topics, from biology, to natural science, to sociology, to medicine. This collection of 22 essays make for very interesting and informative reading.

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
Turtleman Used Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
CS01249
Title
The Youngest Science
Author
Thomas, Lewis
Book Condition
Used - Good-
Quantity Available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0553340662
ISBN 13
9780553340662
Publisher
Bantam
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date Published
1984
Pages
271
Size
13.5 cm x 20.8 cm x 2 cm
Bookseller catalogs
Science; Essays; Medicine;

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