The Youngest Science

Notes of a Medicine Watcher
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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In this partially autobiographical work, best-selling author Lewis Thomas offers insights on subjects as wide-ranging as gender differences, how it feels to be a patient, human vs. computer intelligence, the future of cancer research, and the longevity of the planet—interspersing all with charming anecdotes about his family, his colleagues and himself.

©1983 Lewis Thomas (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC

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Pure enchantment. Excellence.

What makes a good narrator a great narrator is their ability to convey grammatically, the precise intent of the author to the reader; but by means of a speaker to an audience.
This Audiobook is the standard to which all Audio books should be held-pure audible bliss.

As far as the content goes, one would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable, a more, well rounded medical collection of notes and observations than those contained in this book. THE YOUNGEST SCIENCE is written in a time so as to describe the evolution of modern medicine thru the early 20th century. This book, written in 1st person, follows a man thru his childhood memories of having a Dr. for a Father, and a Nurse for a Mother; and on into a glorious career into medical school, research laboratories and married life. It delves into being a good neighbor, a good patient, a good Dr. as well as a good patriot, a good Father and a good husband.
Beautiful written, and impeccably narrated, THE YOUNGEST SCIENCE, through the eyes of one man, reveals the anatomy behind partnership, professionalism, medication, and the timeless practice of medicine. From medical student, to residency, to Dean of entire medical departments. From renowned work in Pathology, to city council movements and budget planning. From Minnesota to Yale to Boston and France, and to home sweet home NYU and the staff at Bellevue Memorial, if youre a medical student, a Dr. or just a regular guy like me (but especially if you're a nurse) this is a must read.

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Not science, not history, not biography

It contains some interesting chapters and bits, but it isn’t consistent on its focus. The author jumps from pathology to linguistics, describing experiments in mice to his views on women, the politics of medical schools to his attempts to find the cause of rheumatic fever. The author writes beautifully, but the book as a whole does not work at all for me.

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great story, great narrator

If you like Dr. Thomas, you will like George's narration of his memoirs. The minimum length of a review is 15 words, so I will add a few more.

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