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The Secret Language Of Doctors Hardcover – Apr 29 2014

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (April 29 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1443416010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1443416016
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #141,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Goldman’s fascinating book is also a relentlessly honest one.” (Toronto Star)

“A veritable dictionary of verbal shorthand used by many physicians, nurses and other health professionals to discuss—and often diss—various types of patients and even their own colleagues.” (National Post)

“Disturbing and hilarious, sometimes concurrently.” (Winnipeg Free Press)

“A rare glimpse behind-the-scenes of Canada’s healthcare system.” (Chatelaine)

The Secret Language of Doctors takes us behind the curtain and, in doing so, reveals fascinating insight on the practice of medicine, warts and all.” (André Picard, Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail)

“Essential for all of us who depend on doctors (quite literally) to help us live longer and better. Goldman writes in a fun, brisk, accessible style—and the tales he recounts are both funny and sobering. Goldman is, without qualification, the most interesting doc around.” (Warren Kinsella)

About the Author

For more than thirty years, Dr. Brian Goldman has been an active participant and keen observer of the culture of modern medicine. Since 2007, he has hosted White Coat, Black Art, a multi-award-winning show on CBC Radio that reveals what goes on behind a hospital’s sliding doors. Goldman is the author of the bestselling The Night Shift and The Secret Language of Doctors. He lives in Toronto with his family.



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