March 29, 2018
400 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939
Larkspur Library Presents: Local Author, Dr. Victoria Sweet
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing, is a memoir of Slow Medicine, which can just as well be called, Good Medicine. Medicine works best—that is, arrives at the right diagnosis and the right treatment for the least cost—when the doctor has enough time to do a good job, and pays attention not only to the patient but to what's around the patient. Dr. Sweet calls this approach Slow Medicine, and she believes that, put into wider practice, it would be not only more satisfying for patient and doctor, but also less expensive. Dr. Sweet is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a prize-winning historian with a Ph.D. in medical history. For twenty years she practiced medicine at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco.