This book introduces the origins of important teachings that form the basis of medicine and related healing professions. Reinforcing the humanistic side of patient care, this book replicates the tips, anecdotes and aphorisms often related by mentors and educators to medical students, residents, and young physicians. This book provides numerous examples of best practices in the art of medicine, profiles of great healers throughout history and around the world, and stories sure to inspire any practicing healer, whether they are new to the calling or a seasoned veteran.
Maintaining the caring professions' high standards of humanism requires the transmission of the wisdom that comes with experience, and this second edition of stories, anecdotes, and biographies from the world of healing is full of inspiring examples.
Introduction.- Ancient Times.- Chinese and Medieval Medicine.- The Twentieth Century,- Modern Masters.- Survival Tips for the Young Clinician.- Civility.- Lessons Learned from Private Practice.- A Doctor's Journal.- Heal thyself.- The Healer.