A Surgeon's World Author:William A. Nolen, M.D. The author of the best-selling "The Making of a Surgeon", Dr. William A. Nolen, has gone from the hectic world of his training at Bellevue Hospital in New York to a practice in surgery in Litchfield, Minnesota. With directness, compassion and humor-and above all, honesty-he now writes about the world of the doctor in practice. — But this is much... more » more than the story of one doctor. It is a fascinating account of the medical world today: how doctors get where they are; what they do, and why; what they are like in the hours away from the office-how they get along with each other, their wives, their nurses. Dr. Nolen reveals how patients look through a doctor's eyes, and how doctors handle the burden of a dying patient. He tells that truth behind the front-page stories on the miracles of medicine; he makes poignent observations on neurotics, their treatment and mistreatment by medical practitioners. And he gives advice on how to choose a doctor, how to reduce medical costs, on the merits of the big hospital versus the small, and many of the other fascinating aspects of the medical profession.
There are few worlds as intriguing as a doctor's, and the surgeon's world is perhaps the most fascinating of all. But it is not only the insider's view that makes "A Surgeon's World" so appealing; Dr. Nolen speaks clearly and with extraordinary honesty of things that affect all of us deeply. His marvelous blend of humor and seriousness, of frankness and integrity, brings to the lay public a clear and informed awareness of a world that has always been surrounded by an aura of mystery and secrecy. And Dr. Nolen does this in a manner that is always entertaining; above all else, this is a delightful book.« less