"Bernard Lown...writes powerfully of the mystery and majesty of medicine."
- The New York Times Book Review
"The Lost Art of Healing, by this noted scientist and clinician, should alert all physicians and medical students to the importance of linking science to the art and skill of medicine and of the doctor-patient relationship."
- Journal of the American Medical Association
"Dr. Bernard Lown, a giant in his profession, courageously helps medicine reconnect with its traditions, roots and soul. At a time when medicine is becoming increasingly entangled in a love affair with technology, no task is more urgent. Highly recommended." - Larry Dossey, M.D., Author of Healing Words
"I have made this thoughtful book by Dr. Lown required reading for physicians in the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. It conveys the wisdom about the doctor-patient relationship that has indeed been lost in the noise of high-tech, profit-driven medicine." - Andrew Weil, M.D.
"Too many well-trained, well-credentialed doctors fail to take a careful patient history, indulge in rampant overuse of technology and excessively prescribe drugs that result in death or disability, charges Lown, a cardiologist and professor emeritus at Harvard Medical School. In these gracefully written essays, full of interesting vignettes and case studies drawn from his 45 years of practice, he urges doctors to practice attentive listening, to desist from using intimidating language and to pay attention to the emotional stresses in patients' lives. Keeping an open mind toward alternative medicine, Lown describes his partially successful treatment in China with acupuncture for his severe back pain. He also looks at the challenges of caring for the elderly and shares helpful insights on death and dying. His stimulating inquiry is sound medicine for doctors and patients alike." -Publishers Weekly