THE HAPPY LIFE OF A DOCTOR by Roger Lee

THE HAPPY LIFE OF A DOCTOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Lee who attended Harvard and later taught there, practised medicine in Boston, was affiliated with several societies and clubs (and was at one time president of the A.M.A.) has reviewed his life here and the contentment he has found in public and private service. But he is most informative and most interesting when he writes, which he does in greater part, about aspects of his profession and some of the larger issues involved; on the morality of medicine and the question of telling the truth; on the limitations of specialization and the importance of treating the whole man; on fees; on doctors, in the war, in government, in politics. So that while famous figures (Cushing, Churchill, etc.) occasionally cross these pages, as well as the principal events in his life, it is still as a discussion of medicine- yesterday and today- and a flexible rather than an opinionated one- that the book is most rewarding.

Pub Date: Nov. 30th, 1956
Publisher: Little, Brown