Book Reviews of The Youngest Science : Notes of a Medicine-Watcher (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series)

The Youngest Science : Notes of a Medicine-Watcher (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series)
The Youngest Science Notes of a Medicine-Watcher - Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series
Author: Lewis Thomas
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ISBN-13: 9780140243277
ISBN-10: 0140243275
Publication Date: 5/1/1995
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Youngest Science : Notes of a Medicine-Watcher (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series) on + 17 more book reviews
Actually a trade paperback edition.
The book takes the reader through the life of Dr. Lewis Thomas author of such great scientific books as The Lives of A Cell. He has a fun and interesting ability to tell a wonderful life story. He gives the reader a perspective on the challenges facing a doctor beyond the internship period. This is a great read even if you are not normally interested in the area of medicine. It has a human interest element as well as an education in life.
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Part philosophy part science, part biography, altogether a great read. The reader learns the great strides the field of medicine has made in the 20th century and a glimpse of the challenges facing it in the future. It is an eye opening and pleasant read.