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  • The Laws of Medicine

  • By: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important audiobook is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and "eureka!" moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee's signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical book not just for those in the medical profession but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being are being treated.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, sincere and succinct. Not Mukherjee's best.

  • By Saurav on 12-20-15

Insightful, sincere and succinct. Not Mukherjee's best.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-15

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a gifted story teller, a clinician who can navigate with utmost ease, zooming in and out of the daily practice of clinical medicine. His observations regarding practice of medicine in this book are insightful and provide a wholesome perspective, useful to a medical student, intern or a resident to shape his approach to medicine.

However, compared to the expectations set by Dr. Mukherjee's previous work The Emperor of all Maladies, the current book may not be of as much interest to a general (non-medical) audience.
At times the narrative seems to repeat- both in thoughts and quotes from the previous book. The "conclusions" that are drawn in this book from observing the patterns in clinical practice, are many a times so "obvious" to a clinician that the book may fail to stand to its own promising nomenclature as "the laws" of medicine.

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