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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Doctors flocking to books, blogs, columns
Dr. Jerome Groopman (far left) and Dr. Atul Gawande are Harvard clinicians who also write for The New Yorker. Each doctor has a well-received new book. But they are only two of many doctors telling their stories or sharing their views on the pages of books, on blogs or in newspaper columns, a story in today's New York Times says.
The last six months alone have seen the publication of a half-dozen volumes of memoir and opinion by doctors at every stage of professional life, the story says, from newbie ("M.D.: A Four-Year Journey Through Medical School" by Shani Stein-Ratzker) to emeritus ("Galileo’s Gout: Science in an Age of Endarkenment" by Gerald Weissmann).