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The medicine : a doctor's notes
The medicine : a doctor's notes
Hitchcock, Karen2020
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What happens when a doctor kills a patient? Are GPs overprescribing antidepressants? Does 'female Viagra' work? What role can psychedelics and cannabis play in treating pain? What is sickness, and how much of it is in our heads? In The Medicine, Dr Karen Hitchcock takes us to the frontlines of everyday treatment, turning her acute gaze to everything from the flu season to dementia, plastic surgery to the humble sick day. In an overcrowded, underfunded medical system, she explores how more of us can be healthier, and how listening carefully to a patient's experience can be as important as prescribing a pill. These dazzling essays show Hitchcock to be one of the most fearless and illuminating medical thinkers of our time - reasonable, insightful and deeply humane.
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Imprint:
Carlton, VIC : Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd, 2020
Collation:
ix, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Doctors at home -- Aged care -- Pills, pills, pills -- Food and health -- Other appetites -- The body and the mind -- Doctor on the ward -- Ethics -- The system.
ISBN:
9781760641931
Dewey class:
610.69
Language:
English
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