On January 9, 2009,┬áDr. Michael Lockshin and his co-author Alida Brill discussed their new book Dancing at the River’s Edge. This dual memoir by a physician and patient at the Hospital for Special Surgery traces the growth of their unique friendship over a span of decades. By exploring the bond between caregiver and sufferer, this book evokes not only the constant day to day frustrations and emotional toll suffered by the chronically ill, but also an understanding of the mental struggles and conflicts that a conscientious doctor must face in deciding how best to treat a patient without compromising personal freedoms. In alternating chapters, the narrative explores the frustration, joy, despair, grief, and pain on both sides of the doctor-patient relationship. Click the black square below to watch the authors’ discussion

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