A Surgeon's Lessons, Learned and Lost

Author: John Raffensperger, MD

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

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Category: Medical

Page: 224

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John Raffensperger, MD, describes how doctors in the mid-20th century learned medicine in the autopsy room, the laboratory, and at bedside, training to become well-rounded general physicians. Since then, many doctors have specialized during medical school, depending on X-rays and blood tests, rather than listening and “laying on of hands.” Medicine became a de-personalized business, subject to greedy insurance executives and hospital administrators. “A compelling and candid account of how surgeons learn and refine their skills. John Raffensperger shares successes and failures, advances in medicine and surgery, the faults in today’s system, what we might learn from health care systems in other countries, and the pitfalls of hospital politics.” – Di Saggau, Island Sun newspaper, Santiva/Captiva Florida “A candid narrative of more than forty years in practice and teaching of a pioneering pediatric surgeon, infused with historical perspective of medical education and medical practice … Dr. Raffensperger has done it all over those years, developing new procedures, teaching medical students and residents at the bedside, serving as surgeon-in-chief at a leading center for pediatric surgery, the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and authoring books … His concern for patients’ welfare shines through the book as he calls for fundamental reforms based on a single payer national health insurance.” – John Geyman, MD, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle “In the field of contemporary health care, it is generally acknowledged that Dr. John Raffensperger is one of the most eminent pediatric surgeons of our day… We are now lucky to see him produce a memoir … the portrayal of a life devoted to the care of sick children.” – F. Gonzalez-Crussi, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University, Chicago

A Surgeon's Lessons, Learned and Lost

Author: John Raffensperger, MD

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 380

John Raffensperger, MD, describes how doctors in the mid-20th century learned medicine in the autopsy room, the laboratory, and at bedside, training to become well-rounded general physicians. Since then, many doctors have specialized during medical school, depending on X-rays and blood tests, rather than listening and “laying on of hands.” Medicine became a de-personalized business, subject to greedy insurance executives and hospital administrators. “A compelling and candid account of how surgeons learn and refine their skills. John Raffensperger shares successes and failures, advances in medicine and surgery, the faults in today’s system, what we might learn from health care systems in other countries, and the pitfalls of hospital politics.” – Di Saggau, Island Sun newspaper, Santiva/Captiva Florida “A candid narrative of more than forty years in practice and teaching of a pioneering pediatric surgeon, infused with historical perspective of medical education and medical practice … Dr. Raffensperger has done it all over those years, developing new procedures, teaching medical students and residents at the bedside, serving as surgeon-in-chief at a leading center for pediatric surgery, the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and authoring books … His concern for patients’ welfare shines through the book as he calls for fundamental reforms based on a single payer national health insurance.” – John Geyman, MD, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle “In the field of contemporary health care, it is generally acknowledged that Dr. John Raffensperger is one of the most eminent pediatric surgeons of our day… We are now lucky to see him produce a memoir … the portrayal of a life devoted to the care of sick children.” – F. Gonzalez-Crussi, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University, Chicago

Lessons Learned?

Assuring Healthy Initiatives in Health Information Technology : Hearing Before the Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, June 22, 2006

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security

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Category: Electronic government information

Page: 157

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Lessons Learned from Katrina in Public Health Care

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, on Examining Legislative Improvements to Ensure Our Nation is Better Prepared for Public Health Emergencies, July 14, 2006 (New Orleans, LA).

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness

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Category: Electronic government information

Page: 43

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Lost Lenore

Author: Mayne Reid

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Category: California

Page: 384

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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Andrew

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Toxic Substances, Research, and Development of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, April 19, 1993--Homestead, Florida

Author: United States

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Category: Disaster relief

Page: 137

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Surgical Patient Safety

Essential Information for Surgeons in Today's Environment

Author: Barry M. Manuel

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Category: Medical errors

Page: 224

View: 376