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The Finest Traditions of My Calling

One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine

by Abraham M., M.D. Nussbaum

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The Finest Traditions of My Calling
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One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine
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Abraham M., M.D. Nussbaum

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This book is the response of a practicing physician who explains how population-based reforms have diminished the relationship between doctors and patients, to the detriment of both. Using a variety of stories from his own and others' experiences, the author develops a series of metaphors to explore a doctor's role in different healthcare reform scenarios.

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Dr. Abraham Nussbaum argues for medicine to reconnect with its past: Caring for patients should be a calling, not a job, he says. PhotoAlto/Michele Constantini/Getty Images hide caption

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