A Taste of My Own Medicine When the Doctor Is the Patient

A Taste of My Own Medicine When the Doctor Is the Patient A graphic account of what it's like when a doctor crosses to the other side of the table and becomes a patient himself—Parade Magazine

About the Author: Edward E. Rosenbaum

Trained at the Mayo Clinic decorated for his pioneering use of penicillin widely respected and nationally known Dr Edward E Rosenbaum had risen to the apex of his profession But in 1985 following a simple biopsy the most stirring and startling phase of his medical education began when he was diagnosed with cancer As a physician Dr Rosenbaum had long enjoyed all the benefits of medicine;

10 thoughts on “A Taste of My Own Medicine When the Doctor Is the Patient

  1. says:

    The movie The Doctor is one of my favorite movies so I was so glad to come across the book recently Great book even though it is nothing like the movie After reading this I feel that EVERY doctor in America should be reuired to read this book as they come into the medical profession Or we can only hope that many of them do become patients and REALLY see their illness through a patie

  2. says:

    The movie is better great book nevertheless Anyone in pursuingin the medical field should deff read it

  3. says:

    This is the story that inspired the William Hurt movie The Doctor Neither stands out in my memory as something extraordinary but both convey the idea effectively enough A competent doctor begins developing mysterious symptoms The colleague he consults fails to diagnose his problem correctly and it gets worse Much later another physician finally identifies the problem and it's urgent but is so c

  4. says:

    Should be reuired reading for anyone who wants to practise medicine Written by a doctor's experience of being a patient

  5. says:

    I read this book a long time ago and still reread it from time to time The concept of medical professional exploring his profession from the point of view of the patient is interesting and always relevant no matter when the book was written

  6. says:

    The premise was good but he discussed a lot of medical statistics that I would presume have changed in the almost 30 years it has been since this was published He also talks about what it's really like to be a patientBut still received a lot of special privileges and his real biggest complaints seemed to be waiting as much as a half hour one time and 5 or 10 minutes on other occasions and having to fill out pape

  7. says:

    Without drilling the concept into his audience Dr Rosenbaum succinctly paints a picture of the indignities he suffers as a patient while describing the practicalities of things that he never thought twice about while practicing as a physician With pearls typical of a teaching physician mix of hubris and humbleness and anecdotes of times he was right and times he was wrong Dr Rosenbaum has written a book from which man

  8. says:

    A refreshingly honest look at illness and healthcare through the eyes of a doctor diagnosed with cancer

  9. says:

    A reflective piece that humbles the soul and reminds us all that doctors are people too

  10. says:

    Mostly enjoyable because the MD is from Portland From the 80's an MD is diagnosed with cancer and learns that the patient's view is different than the MD's Nothing very stunning and kinda hard to believe that it took him this long to learn to see things from the patient's views But easy to read and I kept on because it was set in Portland and I like reading medical stories

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