A Miracle and A Privilege

A Miracle and A Privilege

Recounting A Half Century of Surgical Advance

eBook - 1995
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Blackwell North Amer
Francis Moore entered Harvard Medical School in September 1935, seven years before penicillin became available. Now in his ninth decade, he has recently served as advisor to NASA on the long-term effects of space flight.
Along his remarkable life's journey, he has been witness and contributor to some of the most important biomedical advances of the century. He became the beloved doctor to countless patients, and teacher, mentor, and friend to thousands of physicians who now practice all over the globe.
With authority and wit, Moore recounts fascinating details both of the victories and the setbacks of colleagues making Nobel prize-winning discoveries, and tells compelling tales of his patients - including the poverty stricken mother who gave Moore a silver dollar for delivering her baby.
Moore reflects on ethics "at both ends of life" with frank comments about abortion and the physician's role at the end of life. He discusses research ethics, the consequences of medical errors, and many other issues driving the health care debate.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, 1995
ISBN: 9780585023625
058502362X
9780309508308
0309508304
0309051886
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 450 pages) : illustrations

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