Lux Humana – Book of the Week 46 / 2012 : The Soul of Medicine
















Sherwin B. Nuland : The Soul of Medicine : Tales from the Bedside , (2009)


Publisher’s description:

“From one of America’s most renowned and beloved doctors, and best-selling winner of the National Book Award, comes a remarkable book that brings together the stories of doctors collected over 30 years. Each of these tales, filled with grace and wisdom, explores the mysteries and conundrums of modern medicine. Enhanced by Sherwin Nuland’s keen insight into the special relationship between doctor and patient, these engrossing stories illustrate the judgment, wisdom, and character of veteran doctors who have mastered the art of care-giving. Taken together, the lessons learned from The Soul of Medicine are as moving and profound as they are timeless.”


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Articles / Links:


Physicians’ Tales
Sandeep Jauhar
The New York Times, 17.4.2009

Baring the soul
Liam Durcan
CMAJ, 2009 Nov. 24, vol. 181, no. 11, p. 829-830

A doctor’s ‘Soul’ is tormented by medical errors
Rita Rubin
USA Today, 15.4.2009

The soul of medicine: Tales from the bedside , [Book Review]
Tony Miksanek
JAMA, June 3, 2009, vol. 301, no. 21, p. 2278,%20June%202009.pdf

The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside , [Book Review]
Vihas Patel
Journal of Palliative Medicine, vol. 13, no.8, p. 1039-1040

The Soul of Medicine: Tales From the Bedside , [Book Review]
Kathryn E. McGoldrick
Anesthesiology, January 2010, vol. 112, no. 1, p. 259-260

Book Review: ‘The Soul of Medicine’ by Sherwin B. Nuland
Christine Montross
The Washington Post, 12.4.2009

Book review: ‘The Soul of Medicine’
Paul R. Linde
SFGate, 28.4.2009

Sherwin Nuland’s Tales from the Bedside
Scientific American, Science Talk, 23.4.2009

Dr. Sherwin Nuland Finds ‘The Soul Of Medicine’
NPR 14.4.2009

Has technology changed a physician’s values?

Dr. Sherwin Nuland, author of “The Soul of Medicine”, discusses his upcoming…
YouTube, Kaplan Publishing
Uploaded on Dec 19, 2008

Sherwin B. Nuland tells his life story
Web of Stories

Physician Sees Widening Gap Separating Doctor and Patient
Jonathan Wolfe
Psychiatric News, April 20, 2012, vol. 47, no. 8, p. 27


Other books by Sherwin B. Nuland in Lux Humana -collection:

Mysteries within : a surgeon reflects on medical myths , (2000)

How we die : reflections on life’s final chapter , (1994)

Kuinka kuolemme , (suom. 1995)






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