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Publisher's Summary

Essential, required listening for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world's premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine - and how understanding these principles can empower us all.
Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr. Mukherjee to ask himself an urgent, fundamental question: Is medicine a "science"? Sciences must have laws - statements of truth based on repeated experiments that describe some universal attribute of nature. But does medicine have laws like other sciences?
Dr. Mukherjee has spent his career pondering this question - a question that would ultimately produce some of the most serious thinking he would do around the tenets of his discipline - culminating in The Laws of Medicine. In this important treatise, he investigates the most perplexing and illuminating cases of his career that ultimately led him to identify the three key principles that govern medicine.
Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important audiobook is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and "eureka!" moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee's signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical book not just for those in the medical profession but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being are being treated. Ultimately this book lays the groundwork for a new way of understanding medicine now and into the future.
©2015 Siddhartha Mukherjee (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
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3 out of 5 stars
By Saurav on 12-20-15

Insightful, sincere and succinct. Not Mukherjee's best.

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a gifted story teller, a clinician who can navigate with utmost ease, zooming in and out of the daily practice of clinical medicine. His observations regarding practice of medicine in this book are insightful and provide a wholesome perspective, useful to a medical student, intern or a resident to shape his approach to medicine.

However, compared to the expectations set by Dr. Mukherjee's previous work The Emperor of all Maladies, the current book may not be of as much interest to a general (non-medical) audience.
At times the narrative seems to repeat- both in thoughts and quotes from the previous book. The "conclusions" that are drawn in this book from observing the patterns in clinical practice, are many a times so "obvious" to a clinician that the book may fail to stand to its own promising nomenclature as "the laws" of medicine.

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5 out of 5 stars
By kamy boka on 08-08-18

Incredibly arresting

Very well written by the master author of Emperor of Maladies. My rec is to have Mukherjee himself narrate this for real and maximum impact.

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