Medicine Science and Dreams

The Making of Physician-Scientists

Editors: Schwartz, David A. (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Dr. David Schwartz is serving as the director of the Center for Genes, Environment, and Health and as the Provost for National Jewish Health. He previously served as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). David has made numerous contributions toward understanding the role that genetic determinants play in the onset of diseases that are influenced by environmental exposures. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians and the recipient the 2003 American Thoracic Society Scientific Accomplishment Award. David is a native of New York, and lives with his wife, Louise Sparks, and their three children, Tziporah, Samuel, and Kiera.

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“A wonderful collection of personal stories written by 20 prominent and highly successful physician-scientists. … The overarching message of this book is clear. … a rare gift to benefit from the collective wisdom of so many individuals at the same time. These physician-scientists have provided readers with helpful advice and thoughtful encouragement. … he or she will find something of value in this collection of stories. Schwartz has done readers a great service and has added to the legacy of these prominent and successful physician-scientists.” (Derek S. Wheeler, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 306 (9), September, 2011)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • The Loneliness of the Physician-Scientist

    Martinez, Fernando D.

    Pages 1-13

  • Gamow, Guppies, and the Search for GOD

    Pisetsky, David S.

    Pages 15-32

  • The Epigenesis of an Epigeneticist

    Feinberg, Andrew P.

    Pages 33-44

  • A Delicate Balance: Science, Medicine, and Motherhood

    Glimcher, Laurie H.

    Pages 45-57

  • …First Pick Good Parents

    Benz, Edward J.

    Pages 59-74

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eBook $74.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9537-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-8974-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medicine Science and Dreams
Book Subtitle
The Making of Physician-Scientists
Editors
  • David A. Schwartz
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9538-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9538-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9537-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8974-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIX, 334
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