Considered ahead of its time since the first publication in 1981,Medical Choices, Medical Chancesprovides a telescope for viewing how developments in the fields of medical research, medical technology, and health care organization are likely to influence the doctor-patient relationship in the 21st Century. The book explores this intricate web of relationships among doctors, patients, and families and offers a new framework for mastering the emotional and intellectual challenges of uncertainty, while at the same time providing tools for all concerned to regain control from managed care. It is a must-read for all those interested in medicine and where it is headed in the new millennium. Hilary Putnam is Walter Beverly Pearson Professor of Modern Mathematics and Mathematical Logic at Harvard University. He is termed by Wikipedia to be: " a key figure in the philosophy of mind during the 20th century."Bursztajn, Harold J. is the author of 'Medical Choices, Medical Chances How Patients, Families, and Physicians Can Cope With Uncertainty' with ISBN 9780595165179 and ISBN 0595165176.