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A Family of Doctors David Hellerstein

A Family of Doctors

David Hellerstein

Published April 1st 1994
ISBN : 9780809044054
Hardcover
269 pages
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David Hellerstein tells us the story of five generations of a family whose devotion to the practice of medicine goes back to the years of the Civil War. It is as well the account of the authors personal journey to come to terms with his familysMoreDavid Hellerstein tells us the story of five generations of a family whose devotion to the practice of medicine goes back to the years of the Civil War. It is as well the account of the authors personal journey to come to terms with his familys past. At the same time, his affecting personal narrative makes clear how American medicine developed over more than a century from a chaotic, ineffectual craft into a scientific enterprise that routinely performs miracles. Beginning in the middle of the nineteenth century with Dr. Marcus Rosenwasser, and ending in the present with the author - son of two doctors and brother of three - A Family of Doctors chronicles the rise of American medicine in all its diversity.