Howard Spiro M.D. recently reviewed “Patients Are a Virtue” in the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine.
Maurer “writes about his patients with the skill of Richard Selzer: refreshingly enough, he finds in mundane occurrences, and in patients others might regard as banal, the poetry and pathos of life.”
“Maurer has a gift for recording conversations. His stories flow smoothly and realistically, and they are compelling, at only three pages or so….This book gives brilliant witness to just that kind of humane medicine that attracts those who want to comfort as much as cure.”
Interested readers can access the entire review at: The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine.
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