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 interpreting for medical professionals and sufferers alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and one of many world’s greatest melanoma researchers unearths an pressing philosophy at the little-known rules that govern medicine—and how figuring out 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 chanced on a e-book that may ceaselessly swap the best way he understood the scientific occupation. The ebook, The Youngest Science, compelled Dr. Mukherjee to invite himself an pressing, primary query: Is drugs a “science”? Sciences should have laws—statements of fact in line 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 thinking about this question—a query that will eventually produce a few of such a lot critical considering he may do round the tenets of his discipline—culminating in The legislation of medication. In this significant treatise, he investigates the main difficult and illuminating instances of his occupation that finally led him to spot the 3 key ideas that govern medicine.

Brimming with attention-grabbing historic info and sleek scientific wonders, this crucial ebook is an engaging glimpse into the struggles and Eureka! moments that individuals open air of the clinical career infrequently 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 clinical career, yet for everybody who's moved to raised know the way their overall healthiness and health is being taken care of. finally, this booklet lays the foundation for a brand new method of figuring out medication, now and into the long run.

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