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Book Review: Trust in Medicine – Its Nature, Justification, Significance, and Decline

Authors: Markus Wolfensberger and Anthony Wrigley Publisher:  Cambridge University Press- 249 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram In the past several decades, public trust in physicians and other medical professionals has steadily declined, write the authors of this book, Markus Wolfensberger and Anthony Wrigley. And they prove it by showing evidence for this contention (see chart) as well as discuss several reasons for this decline. At the same time, they write that the decline in public trust is also frustrating physicians, who work for and want the best outcomes for their patients, but ever tighter and mindless government regulations...

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Book Review: Perioperative Management in Robotic Surgery

Editors: Alan David Kaye and Richard D. Urman Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 268 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Robotic surgery, sometimes called ‘robotic assisted surgery’ or RAS for short, is a method of treating patients that has many advantages over traditional surgery done by humans Before enumerating those advantages, readers take note: robotic assisted surgery is being increasingly used now. Curious to know how many books on robotic surgery could be found on Amazon, we guessed that no more than a couple hundred would be displayed. To our amazement, we got a count of 896 books with...

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Book Review: MOHS Surgery and Histopathology

Editors: Ken Gross, MD and Howard K.Steinman, MD Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 184 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Mohs surgery, developed in 1938 by an American general surgeon named Frederic E. Mohs, is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains. Mohs surgery is also known as Mohs micrographic surgery According to a Wikipedia article, the cure rate with Mohs surgery cited by most studies is between 97 and 99.8 percent for primary basal-cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer.  Mohs procedure is also used...

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Book Review: Sustaining High Growth in India

Editor: Pradeep Agrawal Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 535 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram In the October 2019 World Economic Outlook of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) just released on January 01, 2020, India is expected to have a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of $2,171, ranking No.139 among 186 countries studied. In comparison, you will find the highest income people in Luxembourg, where the average person will have GDP of $113,196 in 2020. The other end of the scale shows the average South Sudanese will have a GDP of just $275. India’s economy reached a growth...

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Book Review: Cambridge Handbook on Open Strategy

Editors: David Seidl, Georg von Krogh, and Richard Whittington Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 343 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram Management strategy, particularly as it related to getting ahead of competing companies, was for many decades, a highly confidential area reserved only for senior executives. Many mid-level managers were unaware of what their superiors were doing to propel the company forward. Strategy was for the most part, closed. In today’s world, it is much different. Many firms have adopted the idea of Open Strategy, after numerous research studies have shown that it is highly effective in increasing revenues...

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