Reflections of a Dermatologist – A Lost Art

Medicine is an art, but in these days of cost cutting, euthanasia, and insurance paperwork, human life is not valued and medical diagnosis too often is reduced to a computer check list without individualized attention and deliberation. Thus, the title of this little book caught my eye, and I requested a review copy.

The book is a series of short essays by a young dermatologist reflecting on life in general and on some of his patients and the problems he had to solve. Some of the problems are cosmetic, others are very serious; but in each case Dr. Levit takes whatever time is needed to assess the problem and talk with the patient. It is clear that if all medicine were practiced this way, we would have a happier, healthier nation (and world). Read More


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