The Mayo Clinic : Faith, Hope, Science
by David Blistein and Ken Burns


Overview - This book is a companion volume to the Ken Burns documentary film of the same name. It is relevant to those who have seen the film and desire to have a commemorative publication as well as those who encounter the book first and, after reading it, are inspired to see the film.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This book is a companion volume to the Ken Burns documentary film of the same name. It is relevant to those who have seen the film and desire to have a commemorative publication as well as those who encounter the book first and, after reading it, are inspired to see the film. The book complements the spirit and content of the film while also providing appropriate additional information.

The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science tells the story of a unique medical institution that has been called a "Medical Mecca," the "Supreme Court of Medicine," and the "place for hope where there is no hope."

The Mayo Clinic began in 1883 as an unlikely partnership between the Sisters of Saint Francis and a country doctor named William Worrall Mayo after a devastating tornado in rural Minnesota. Since then, it has grown into an organization that treats more than a million patients a year from all 50 states and 150 countries.

Dr. Mayo had a simple philosophy he imparted to his sons Will and Charlie: "The needs of the patient come first." They wouldn't treat diseases...they would treat people. In a world where healthcare delivery is typically fragmented among individual specialties, the Mayo Clinic practices a multi-specialty, team-based approach that has, from its beginnings, created a culture that thrives on collaboration.

By combining the history of the institution with examples of its values in practice today, the film--and book--will make an important contribution to the critical discussions about the delivery of healthcare in America...and the world.

Executive directed by Ken Burns, The Mayo Clinic is a two-hour documentary produced and directed by Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers, produced by Julie Coffman, and written by David Blistein. It will air on PBS September 25-26, 2018.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781948122290
  • ISBN-10: 1948122294
  • Publisher: Rosettabooks
  • Publish Date: September 2018
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 12 x 10.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.33 pounds


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