Medicine: WHY BE A DOCTOR

Why do men and women become doctors? Out of love for their fellow humans? For the fascination of medical science? To turn a respectable fast buck? Most doctors are hard put to diagnose their own professional motives. In a collection of essays and excerpts, Dr. Noah D. Fabricant, himself a noted Chicago ear, nose and throat specialist, lets 50 of the world's best-known doctors and ex-doctors explain Why We Became Doctors (Grune & Stratton; $3.75). The medical men who are most articulate about their choice generally have achieved equal or greater fame as writers. Among the contributions:

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