God's Hotel

God's Hotel

A Doctor, A Hospital, and A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

Book - 2012
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"Choosing service in the last remaining almshouse in America, and tracing our understanding of medicine back to its medieval roots, a physician uncovers lost lessons in the care of body and soul"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781594488436
1594488436
Branch Call Number: 610.92 S9746g 2012
Characteristics: 372 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Choosing service in the last remaining almshouse in America, and tracing our understanding of medicine back to its medieval roots, a physician uncovers lost lessons in the care of body and soul.


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Blue_18
Oct 13, 2016

This could be a book that you skip because you think, "I don't want to read about that". If you do, then you are missing a great book.

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peggy_bpl
Jan 10, 2015

Hold this item for me.

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marthaammerman
Jul 19, 2013

Quite good. Very informative and inspirational.

Jane60201 Jun 02, 2013

Describes the change over the last ten years between medicine as usual and the new methods of delivering health care--which are not going to go away.

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ClaireM_W
Apr 26, 2013

A great book that gives you hope for humankind. Also, a horrifying description of what modern health care has degenerated to (in the U.S., but give us 5 yrs and Canada will be there too.)
Remember when medicine was a noble profession? Really, it was. This brave author shoes the way back.

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1emanresu
Oct 30, 2012

I could not put this book down. The way it is written is "magical" even tho, completely true. Left me with a feeling of awe.

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Blackberry2
Jul 21, 2012

This is without a doubt one of the best books I've read in years. The author touches on bureaucratic inefficiency, the shortcomings of completely science-based medicine, Hildegard of Bingen and medieval medicine, the humanity and resilience of patients, and what she learned from her pilgrimage through France and Spain. It is about so much more than a hospital. I have a growing list of family, friends and colleagues I want to recommend it to and some of them will probably get it for Christmas!

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