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Medicine Science and Dreams

The Making of Physician-Scientists

Schwartz, David A. (Ed.)

2011, XXXIX, 334 p.

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  • Describes high impact and unique encounters that affected the career development and composed the stepping stones of physician-scientists
  • Helps enhance the public understanding of the profession physician-scientist in an attempt to close the gap between medicine and science
  • Represents the first ever collective biography of accomplished physician-scientists sharing common threads which have developed their careers between medicine and science
Physician-scientists are unusual creatures. While we are drawn to the clinical challenges of our patients, we are also drawn to the opportunities that our patients’ medical problems bring to science. This book contains the unique experiences and encounters that drew 21 accomplished physician-scientists to this profession. These personal stories are those of people and circumstances that have had profound effects on our career decisions, our creative opportunities, and our lives. These stories also serve to highlight the lessons learned along the way and the distinct attributes of these women and men of medicine and science. Our combined hope is that our collective biographies will enhance the public understanding of our profession, will move people from medicine to science and from science to medicine, and will inspire those who are contemplating this extraordinary profession.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Career development - Physician-Scientist

Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences

Table of contents 

1. The Loneliness of the Physician-Scientist - Fernando D. Martinez. 2. Gamow, Guppies, and the Search for GOD - David S. Pisetsky. 3. The Epigenesis of an Epigeneticist - Andrew P. Feinberg, 4. A Delicate Balance: Science, Medicine, and Motherhood - Laurie H. Glimcher. 5. …First Pick Good Parents - Edward J. Benz, Jr. 6. The Long Way to Somewhere - Moisés Selman. 7. Sputnik, Slime Molds, and Botticelli in the Making of a Physician-Scientist - R. Sanders Williams. 8. Success for the Whole Community- Talmadge E. King, Jr. 9. The Irony of Disease - David A. Schwartz. 10. Serendipity and Stamina: Staying the Course - Barton F. Haynes. 11. Twists and Turns on the Road to Becoming a Physician-Scientist - Stephen I. Katz. 12. Journeys from Bedside to Bench and Back - Jeffrey C. Murray. 13. Life Comes to One - Erika von Mutius. 14. What is a Guy Like You Doing in a Place Like This? A Physician-Scientist in the Private Sector - Gilad S. Gordon. 15. The Jock and the Doc - Michael D. Iseman. 16. The Making of a Medical Epidemiologist - Philip J. Landrigan. 17. Curiosity, Hard Work, and Tenacity - Moira Chan-Yeung. 18. Physician-Scientist: Linking Science, Medicine, and Public Policy - Gilbert S. Omenn. 19. Pursuit of a Patient-Oriented Research Career as a Physician-Scientist - Robert W. Schrier. 20. What Went Right - Ralph I. Horwitz.

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