The Art of Medicine: Healing and the Limits of Technology
Herbert Ho Ping Kong, with Michael Posner


Hardback | Oct 2014 | ECW Press | 9781770411739 | 220pp | 234x153mm | GEN | AUD$62.99, NZD$74.99

In The Art of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital's legendary internist Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong draws on his vast dossier of personal cases and five decades as a clinician, to examine the core principles of a patient-centred approach to diagnosis and treatment. While HPK, as he is fondly known, recognises and applauds the many invaluable innovations in medical technology, as disease and its management grow increasingly complex, he insists that physicians must learn to develop an arsenal of more basic skills, actively using the arts of seeing, hearing, palpation, empathy, and advocacy to provide a more humane and holistic form of care.