Author(s): Andrew I. Schafer (Editor)

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Throughout history, physicians have played a vital role in medical discovery. These physician-scientists devote the majority of their professional effort to seeking new knowledge about health and disease through research and represent the entire continuum of biomedical investigation. They bring a unique perspective to their work and often base their scientific questions on the experience of caring for patients. Physician-scientists also effectively communicate between researchers in the pure sciences and practicing health care providers. Yet there has been growing concern in recent decades that, due to complex changes, physician-scientists are vanishing from the scene.

In this book, leading physician-scientists and academic physicians examine the problem from a variety of perspectives: historical, demographic, scientific, cultural, sociological, and economic. They make valuable recommendations that--if heeded--should preserve and revitalize the community of physician-scientists as the profession continues to evolve and boundaries between doctors and researchers shift.

--Glenn Bubley, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School


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General Fields

  • : 9780801448454
  • : Cornell University Press
  • : ILR Press
  • : 0.028
  • : November 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andrew I. Schafer (Editor)
  • : Hardback
  • : 304