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One Doctor

Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine

by Brendan Reilly

One Doctor
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    Sep 2013, 464 pages
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    Nov 2014, 352 pages

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Of the many challenges modern medicine faces, Dr. Brendan Reilly's memoir finds the decrease in the number of primary care physicians especially worrisome.

January, 2010. A wealthy architect in his early fifties lies in bed at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has a rare kind of pancreatic cancer that has spread to his liver. Within days, maybe hours, he'll be dead. The senior physician by the patient's bedside asks him the name of his regular doctor. The question vexes the patient, so he looks at his wife. "You mean like a family doctor?" she asks. "Yes," the physician says. The wife explains there's no family doctor; all her husband's doctors are cancer specialists.

The physician recalling this scene, Brendan Reilly—and the author of One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine—wonders how this is possible, that an intelligent man of considerable financial means, whose cancer has previously failed treatment at several of the world's most renowned hospitals, finds himself in this situation: not ...

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