Extraordinary novel, which we should all read even once in a lifetime, was written by a great doctor, who was born on February 25, 1908 in Washington D.C. and passed away on May 17, 2001 in Jacksonville, Florida.
He fought all his life defending compliance with the Hippocratic oath, which should guide the ethical principles of all those who are dedicated to medicine, whether public or private, providing whatever means are necessary so that no one should die... when it is possible to avoid it.
At the same time, he defended dedication to his profession and fought against medical corporatism, opening a great debate and establishing a deep reflection on public and private health, which existed in his time, still unresolved in our days.
He put all his effort, so that health was available to the most needy social classes, preaching and setting an example with his work. A book that should be in your library, doctors and specialists in all areas of medicine.
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