This book should be required reading for every medical practitioner, every person who has anything to do with care for the aged or terminally ill, and would be extremely helpful for family members to read as well. Chock full of useful anecdotes to go with the powerful observations made, and set out in such a logical sequence, it's actually a hard book to put down. I especially found the observations in pages 199-202 about the styles of medical advice interesting. It's interesting that the third type of doctor is what we are drawn to and yet are so difficult to find. Thankfully my G.P. is just such a doctor.