The Lost Art of Healing: Practicing Compassion in Medicine by Bernard Lown, MD.

“This book is filled with stories that help doctors be better doctors and patients be better patients.”

Drawing on four decades of practice as a cardiologist and a vast knowledge of literature and medical history, Dr. Lown probes the heart and soul of the doctor-patient relationship. Insightful and accessible to all, The Lost Art of Healing describes how true healers use sympathetic listening and touch to hone their diagnostic skills, how language affects the perception of illness, how doctors and patients can cultivate a relationship of trust, and how patients can obtain the most complete and beneficial care through a combination of healing techniques and conventional practices. (Ballantine Books)


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