Monday, August 13, 2007

What Good are Books?

I would just like to point all my clinician friends to a wonderful book. Now granted, these days books seem to be outdated prior to print, but this one is very timely. It even has deCODEs shenanigans in it. The Title: Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics for the Cardiologist is slightly intimidating. But I ask all of my heart doctor friends to please pick up the book. It is written by several cardiologists and geneticists. Its lead editor Victor Dzau MD is Jedi in the field of hypertension and atherosclerosis. Dr Liew PhD is a solid pathobiologist and does a very nice job of compiling the data.

I feel that to catch up in this field will be difficult. The only thing I disagree with in this book is the Foreward written by Dr Peter Agre a noble laureate in 2003. He Says:

"...tomorrow's medical graduates will be well-versed in genetics, and today's practicing physicians will need to be as well........Get ready change is coming, and in many cases it's already here"

I am sad to say Dr. Agre......unless we have some better teachers, tomorrow's medical students will be just as inept at genetics as this year's graduating class, who failed my genetics questionnaire with flying colors.

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