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Books, Journals, New Media
October 25, 2000

Doctor to PatientOne Hundred Days: My Unexpected Journey From Doctor to Patient

Author Affiliations
 

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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by David Biro, 289 pp, $23, ISBN 0-375-40715-4, New York, NY, Pantheon Books, 2000.

JAMA. 2000;284(16):2120-2121. doi:10.1001/jama.284.16.2120-JBK1025-4-1

In recent years essays and books by physicians about their own illnesses have appeared with increasing frequency, and at least one (The Doctor, 1991, based on A Taste of My Own Medicine, by Ed Rosenbaum) has found its way to the screen. A common theme among them has been that of self-discovery and the development of new empathy with patients. In One Hundred Days: My Unexpected Journey From Doctor to Patient, David Biro, in a popular metaphor of our day, has raised the bar—and raised it a considerable distance.

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