Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia
Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Several years ago, the editors of JAMA asked
me to review Dr Howard M. Spiro’s book The Power of
Hope: A Doctor’s Perspective. I was delighted to do so—the
title was intriguing, and the author had a sterling reputation as a clinician,
teacher, and writer.
I was not disappointed. The book turned out to be a little gem, easy
to read, yet packed with insights and pronouncements on the practice of medicine.
Spiro’s observations and opinions were informative and often inspirational.
Lieberman JA. Essays. JAMA. 2005;293(10):1267-1272. doi:10.1001/jama.293.10.1269