Smart Medicine by William , M.D. Hanson
How the Changing Role of Doctors Will Revolutionize Health Care (Macsci)

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We’re a nation in love with the drama of the medical world—from fast-paced hospital life to the race to discover cures for diseases. In Smart Medicine, William Hanson brings to life the fascinating true world of doctors and nurses and reveals the revolutionary changes that will soon be sweeping through the medical community: pharmacies that double as walk-in clinics; health services that will be delivered online; electronic records that hold the history of every drug or blood test you ever took. You might go to a genome specialist to identify the ticking time bomb in your genes, or you might show a rash to your doctor via videophone from thousands of miles away. The plethora of new options will change the way you and your doctor make decisions. Sophisticated yet written in easily accessible language, this is a penetrating look at the new world of medicine.

About William , M.D. Hanson

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William Hanson, M.D., is the author of The Edge of Medicine. He is Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care and the Chief Medical Information Officer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His research has been featured in national and international publications, including Popular Science, U.S. News &World Report, and he has been a guest on NPR's Fresh Air as well as television documentaries on the Discovery Channel.
Published June 7, 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 273 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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From primitive practices and medical disputes in colonial America to the “Marcus Welby” era when one doctor—usually a male in a tie—guarded illegible patient paperwork, health care has evolved into today’s diverse array of physicians and sleep-deprived interns, with an emphasis on teamwork and sh...

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