By: Perri Klass
Paperback; 256 pgs
Publication Date: August 25, 2008

Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor

 

Expertise versus commonsense practice; moral judgments on young patients or their parents; asking tough questions; death and physician-assisted suicide; daily life with a doctor's job (yours or a family member's); doctors as patients-this series of letters to the author's son as he considers a life in medicine addresses the primary issues in the life of any doctor and, by extension, the lives of those for whom they care.

But even though her subject is medicine, pediatrician and noted author Klass (The Mystery of Breathing) effortlessly transcends all professions, ages and interests, appealing to anyone who has ever stepped inside a hospital or watched one of television's ever-popular medical dramas.

—Publishers Weekly

By: Perri Klass
Hardcover; 256 pgs
Publication Date:
June 11, 2007