A Doctor's Encounters in the Field That Revolutionized MedicineBook - 2010
The best-selling author of The Intern Blues shares extraordinary medical detective stories from his 30-year career as a top pediatric geneticist.
"...part medical detective story, part scientific tour de force, and part highly personal and emotional story..."
- Perri Klass, MD, author of Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor
"...[Robert Marion] is a sympathetic advocate for his patients who lucidly interprets complex medical conditions for lay readers."
- Publishers Weekly
"...a straightforward, and often poignant, collection of true stories."
- American Journal of Human Genetics
Dr. Robert Marion is revered throughout the world of medicine as both an eloquent writer and an esteemed caretaker. In Genetic Rounds , Dr. Marion challenges common assumptions about how genetics can and should be used in pediatric medicine, and what moral dilemmas are associated with the field.
Genetic Rounds is a vivid and compelling portrait of the patients Dr. Marion has encountered throughout his career. He tells their stories of triumph, tragedy, elegance, and grace. In these personal and engrossing tales, Dr. Marion renders the human face of medicine with unforgettable candor and compassion.