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Book Reviews: Bedside manners

Shalini Govil

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2010.094


All my reading life, the best part of the day has been that last half hour curled up in bed, reading a book.The last half hour of the day… is dedicated to people like me – “Physicians who aspire to a lifelong habit of a half hour’s reading before turning out the light”. The list of authors is like a roll call of the greatest writers and philosophers that have ever lived – Plato, Neruda, Hemingway, Chekhov – and in itself requires no further persuasion to read. But what makes this book attractive to a physician is that it deals with issues doctors frequently face but rarely ever articulate.

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