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

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

Siddhartha Mukherjee


crucial, required analyzing for medical professionals and sufferers alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and one of many world’s top-rated melanoma researchers finds an pressing philosophy at the little-known rules that govern medicine—and how knowing those ideas can empower us all.

Over a decade in the past, whilst Siddhartha Mukherjee used to be a tender, exhausted, and remoted clinical resident, he stumbled on a booklet that might without end switch the way in which he understood the clinical occupation. The booklet, The Youngest Science, pressured Dr. Mukherjee to invite himself an pressing, basic query: Is drugs a “science”? Sciences should have laws—statements of fact in accordance with repeated experiments that describe a few common characteristic of nature. yet does drugs have legislation like different sciences?

Dr. Mukherjee has spent his occupation considering this question—a query that may finally produce a few of such a lot critical considering he could do round the tenets of his discipline—culminating in The legislation of medication. In this significant treatise, he investigates the main confusing and illuminating situations of his occupation that eventually led him to spot the 3 key ideas that govern medicine.

Brimming with interesting old information and sleek clinical wonders, this significant e-book is an engaging glimpse into the struggles and Eureka! moments that folks outdoors of the scientific career hardly ever see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee’s signature eloquence and passionate prose, The legislation of Medicine is a severe learn, not only for these within the scientific career, yet for everybody who's moved to higher know how their healthiness and healthiness is being handled. finally, this e-book lays the basis for a brand new means of realizing medication, now and into the longer term.

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