My Own Medicine

My Own Medicine

A Doctor's Life as A Patient

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Follows the author's experiences as a pediatric pulmonologist who specialized in the treatment of deadly diseases before he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, tracing his personal fight for survival and considering how his experience impacted his career. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
From mortal illness to miraculous recovery, a doctor's moving account of his own experience as a patient

At forty-two, Geoffrey Kurland, a pediatric pulmonologist specializing in such deadly diseases as cystic fibrosis, was diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia, a rare cancer with a statistically low survival rate. A remarkably fit man in training for 100-mile "extreme" races whose job is equally high performance, he is forced to confront the challenge of his own mortality. He tries to cope by turning inward in a desperate search for ever-elusive answers. As the doctor becomes a patient and lives through the terror and pain that he had until then only observed at a remove in his young patients, he learns invaluable life lessons that will ultimately make him a better doctor.

This is Kurland's memoir of his diagnosis, treatment, and return to health and "normal" life-an unforgettable testament to the resilence of the human spirit.


Holtzbrinck
From mortal illness to miraculous recovery, a doctor's moving account of his own experience as a patient At forty-two, Geoffrey Kurland, a pediatric pulmonologist specializing in such deadly diseases as cystic fibrosis, was diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia, a rare cancer with a statistically low survival rate. A remarkably fit man in training for 100-mile "extreme" races whose job is equally high performance, he is forced to confront the challenge of his own mortality. He tries to cope by turning inward in a desperate search for ever-elusive answers. As the doctor becomes a patient and lives through the terror and pain that he had until then only observed at a remove in his young patients, he learns invaluable life lessons that will ultimately make him a better doctor. This is Kurland's memoir of his diagnosis, treatment, and return to health and "normal" life-an unforgettable testament to the resilence of the human spirit.

Baker
& Taylor

Follows the author's experiences as a pediatric pulmonologist who specialized in the treatment of deadly diseases before he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, tracing his personal fight for survival and considering how his experience impacted his career.

Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805071719
0805071717
Branch Call Number: B KUR
Characteristics: 251 p. ; 25 cm

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