Evolving Medicine

How to Make the Art of Healing Healthy Again

by Magda Montasir



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781480817692
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781480817708

About the Book

Doctors used to have personal relationships with their patients, but now they must contend with the government, third-party payers and the massive health care industry.


Magda Montasir—a medical doctor—looks back four generations and outlines how medicine has changed—and not always for the better. She considers questions such as:


Is the Affordable Care Act an equitable health care system?

What can be done to make health care more affordable?

Can we really make preventative care available to everyone?

How long should we prolong life and under what circumstances?

Is health care every person’s right, the governments’ obligation to provide, or a free business enterprise?


Even laypeople will get a full sense of how the medical profession works as well as how its code of ethics has changed over time. Moreover, the author also examines how other countries approach health care so that Americans can make an informed decision as to what changes—if any—they’d like to see made to the Affordable Care Act.


Take a fascinating journey highlighting the external influences on how we practice medicine, and consider how to improve the system with Evolving Medicine.

About the Author

The author is a retired medical doctor. She studied, practiced, worked in research projects and taught in USA and abroad. She has a doctoral degree in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, and is Board Certified in Anatomical and Clinical pathology, and was the director of a hospital laboratory. She used to be a member of several medical associations including Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American medical, Arab American Medical. The only membership she is still keeping is the College of American Pathologists. She published several articles in Egyptian British and American medical journals.

Realizing the difference in the practice of medicine between three generations of physicians in her own family and comparing health care systems in different countries she started to examine the history of healing and found it fascinating to write about and wonder about how its future will be.

She is the anonymous author of “Biography of an unknown”