Musings of a Medical Dinosaur: Who we are, How we got here and Where we are going
by J. Barry Engelhardt
With thirty-Five years of clinical experience as a Canadian family physician and a master’s degree in bioethics, Barry explores the practice of medicine like a scientist studying a new-found species: Homo sapiens. Using countless anonymized clinical stories, he leads the reader through an exploration not only of the health-care system but the human condition as well. Going right back to the big bang, he takes the reader on a search for how we got here, who we are now, and where we might be heading as human beings attempting to care for one another in a complex world. Be warned: Barry breaks down a lot of barriers in his investigation of what makes us tick. Expect to be surprised, entertained, and challenged. And be prepared for outside-the-box thinking, where nothing is out of bounds, not even death. All profits of this book are being donated to individuals needing financial assistance to attend addiction rehabilitation facilities.