Letters to a Young Doctor

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  • Title: Letters to a Young Doctor
  • Author: Richard Selzer
  • ISBN: 9780156003995
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
Letters to a Young Doctor

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Letters to a Young Doctor

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981 thoughts on “Letters to a Young Doctor

  • I thought this collection of letters was OK, but it fell short of the expextations I placed on it It started out great and I enjoyed some of the letters to a young surgeon, but he started to lose me in the letter where he decided surgery was a dying art and that those of us going into surgery now will likely not have careers in a few years I did take this with a grain of salt seeing as how the book was written 20 years ago and operating rooms are as full as ever The downhill continued with the G [...]


  • If I ever need surgery, I want someone like Richard Seltzer to be my surgeon His essays reflect a real concern for patients as human beings, and an impulse toward kindness over judgments about a person s looks or class These are also wonderfully written, witty and allusive essays, reflections really.


  • The style gets cloying, but this collection of lyrical essays by a surgeon at Yale remains one of the undeniable influences in my decision to go into a surgical career.


  • This book takes shape as a series of letters to a young doctor from a surgeon who is acting as his mentor The author is a strong writer, but at times the quality of the writing interferes with the storytelling.In its best moments, Letters to a Young Doctor resonates with tradition and reverence It reminds the reader that medicine is an elegant profession which is passed on in a linear fashion from teacher to student Only doctors can make doctors.In its lesser chapters, this book is just stuffy a [...]


  • Should be required reading for all medical students A number of wise pearls about approach to medical career that would prove useful if taken to heart by all physicians Wonderfully vivid writing style He gets a little mystical with some of the essays at the end, but fascinating nonetheless.


  • Too much esoteric language combined with textbook like content is a recipe for disaster The few medical narratives and the second to last chapter, Imposter, saves this book from being a bore fest.


  • I really hate giving this 3 stars as it is quite eloquently written, but I just got lost in so much of the symbolism and metaphors I started out loving it and then I got bogged down in the complicated descriptions and it seemed to veer off course from what I really wanted to read about I found myself just pouring through the words and not really absorbing the content The author really presents an interesting side of being a Dr and I did enjoy some the the insight into the personalities of differ [...]


  • i thought that this book would be great because it s modelled after rilke s letters to a young poet, and while it had some cute sound byteish paragraphs about practicing medicine in it, they were few and far between, puntuacting a bunch of mindless drivel that pretty much made me want to chew my own arm off


  • Gave this book as a present to the doctor that did corrective surgery on my ears it proves a testament to doctors everywhere who are willing to accept and even revel in the world that is surgery in all its art and expense.


  • Reading this as part of my research for a non fiction book project I m working on Selzer s use of language is my favorite part so far He relishes metaphor and strong verbs The frank tone of the book works for me too.


  • Selzer will be on my to re read list forever, I think A master of the understated metaphor and observer of life and its complexities, Selzer s advice to a young doctor could be advice to any of us in life A wonderful book and one I will keep in my library of favorites.


  • Read this book many years ago and thought the author had some profound insights into the human experience Someone in the health profession could probably relate to all the medical descriptions not sure I would recommend for general reading.


  • Hey, I decided to buy another copy and read it again Why There was a first edition copy of Ernie Pyle s World War II columns in the shop Half Price Books of the Ozarks , but it was 500.





  • This occasionally veers off course and gets a little weird a few times really weird , but the good parts are so good and worthwhile that 4 stars was never really in question.


  • A collection of personal essays by an experienced surgeon It s absolutely one of my favorite books of all time Everlasting thanks to Dr Bob Frye for introducing me to Richard Selzer.


  • I read this book in college and still remember it Loved it b c I care about healthcare and the human spirit Great read.


  • read this my first year of college and often think of the lessons still very zen the art in merging art of science ance and medicine with writing.


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