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Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Surviving Your Doctors" by Richard S. Klein, M.D.

"Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through it Alive" by Richard S. Klein, M.D. is a scarily candid book. Written by a doctor himself, Klein tells it like it is. Everything from taking control of one's one health, asking questions, researching, and just taking over the steering wheel in the car that is medical care. Klein discusses both mental and physical health, small infirmities and diseases, cancers, and prescription drugs. Best of all, Klein uses easy to understand language and does into great depth to explain concepts and terms that the reader may not be familiar with. Also, the way this book is written, a reader does not feel like they have to be a senior citizen. The health issues related--as well as the overall tone of the book--will make readers of all ages feel comfortable. Readers will learn much from this book and take charge in their life as a side effect (pun intended). Also, there is an extensive set of bibliographic notes in the back, along with an index for easy reference. There is even a list of resources with helpful websites included. Overall, this book is well written and does its job of informing all readers of the medical system and flaws therein.

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