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The Resource Dissident doctor : catching babies and challenging the medical status quo, Michael C. Klein, MD

Dissident doctor : catching babies and challenging the medical status quo, Michael C. Klein, MD

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Dissident doctor : catching babies and challenging the medical status quo
Title
Dissident doctor
Title remainder
catching babies and challenging the medical status quo
Statement of responsibility
Michael C. Klein, MD
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How often do you hear a doctor saying doctors need to be more accountable, Medicare needs more support and family medicine deserves more respect? Dissident Doctor bristles with refreshingly frank criticisms from inside the health sector, and its author is not just any doctor but a distinguished scientific researcher, veteran medical administrator, Professor Emeritus, recipient of the Order of Canada and lifelong gadfly. In Dissident Doctor, Michael C. Klein intersperses fascinating tales of individual cases with formative elements of his personal life. As the son of American left-wing activists, he grew up singing folk songs about justice and racial equality; as a young doctor his refusal to serve as a military physician during the Vietnam War prompted his immigration to Canada. His early experience working with midwives in Ethiopia-delivering babies using techniques for natural pain relief and without routine episiotomy-were formative, leading him to question many standard but unjustified procedures in Western maternity care. He made many unconventional decisions as a result of his focus on humane medicine, transitioning from a specialization in pediatrics and newborn care to become a family physician, and embracing midwifery before it was approved in Canada. Klein's determination in the face of great opposition, the strength of his convictions, and his humility and sense of humour drive this powerful story of a life and career dedicated to his patients and his principles."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klein, Michael C.
Dewey number
610.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
R464.K58
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Klein, Michael C
  • Physicians
  • Midwifery
  • Maternal health services
  • Pediatrics
Target audience
adult
Label
Dissident doctor : catching babies and challenging the medical status quo, Michael C. Klein, MD
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223130741805
  • 31223130741722
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781771621922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20190423-084
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1055266519
Label
Dissident doctor : catching babies and challenging the medical status quo, Michael C. Klein, MD
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223130741805
  • 31223130741722
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781771621922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20190423-084
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1055266519

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