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- The successful physician: a productivity handbook for practitioners. Gaithersberg, Maryland, USA: Aspen Publishers, 1998.
There are plenty of airport lounge self help books, but few specifically for doctors. If your idea of a perfect chapter heading includes “from scream team to dream team” and you like aphorisms (“Experience is a hard teacher: she gives the test first, and the lesson afterwards”) then this book is for you. Its author, Dr Marshall O Zaslove runs seminars for his Californian colleagues, and steps happily, anecdotally, and with no hint of irony through all the personal management stuff you ever wanted to know. Well-organised, so you can read it quickly.