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"The physician's duty is not to stave off death or return patients to their old lives, but to take into our arms a patient and family whose lives have disintegrated and work until they can stand back up and face, and make sense of, their own existence."
This book put me into roller coaster of emotions and it made me awestruck over how casually Paul talked about his own death that it made me cry while I felt he must me smiling over it. It is a kind of autobiography that doesn't look like one. For so many moments, I got so lost in it that I literally felt as if I am reading a novel whose main character is not a superman but a "human", and that's truly one of the best thing about Paul.I loved his role both as a doctor and a patient
It is such a thought provoking book.
I really learnt a lot from this book about professionalism, humbleness, patience and decision-making. I really loved how he described few of his cases. His scene descriptions are always quite wonderful that you cannot think of even skipping a line from this book. I loved how he has kept his focus on just one area of life in almost whole book. His word selection and writing style is remarkable too. You can not get bored while reading a book of such a passionate man. I really love this book.I will definitely recommend this book to all the medical students/doctors/ PA students/ nurses or anyone who is interested to have an insight about Doctor's life
Tips to read this book: 🔹Don't read prologue before reading part 1.
🔹Don't feel too much while reading this book otherwise it will get really difficult to complete this book. Shut off your empath part and focus on words solely, there are many hidden lessons for you in this book