Tender As Love

Xlibris Corporation
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This novel tells of physical attraction ultimately leading to love. It is a story of sex and desire, sin and redemption told in the context of changing moral and religious values. Western society is obsessed with sex while glorifying its excesses and condeming those who stray. The story of a prominent physician and a courtesan describes a chance intereaction followed by realtionship that saves both of their lives. The book provides needed insights into why men stray and why women seek married lovers. The context and scientific background explain advances in understanding physiology and psychology of sexual desire. The author suggests that women, with their unique sensitivities, may be superior creatures.
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Dr. Ralph DePalma describes dilemmas in health care confronting doctors, patients, and health care administrators at a time when society is on the verge of initiating health care reform. He tells provocative stories about individuals and episodes of surgical care taking place during different times, in differing settings, and with differing means of financial reimbursement. He considers potential solutions for dilemmas that are barriers to achieving Ideal Health, "A state of complete physical, mental, and social well being." With each case history, the author offers penetrating insights into health and disease by focusing upon the complaints of patients, doctors and the health care establishment itself, particularly when complaints fall outside of mainstream cultural norms. This book looks back at problems and solutions for half a century to anticipate a bright future for medical care in a progressive society. Dr. DePalma, a prominent surgeon, has held leadership positions in American Surgery including Surgical Chairmanships at the School of Medicine of University of Nevada and at George Washington University in Washington DC. He has served as National Director of Surgery for the Department of Veterans Affairs where his office helped facilitate this Agency's improvements in quality of surgical care. His scientific contributions include text book and peer reviewed publications in general and vascular surgery, shock, treatment of sexual dysfunction, atherosclerosis and advanced venous disease. Cover Art Surgeons: Etching by Nancy J. Shook 1963; Author's Collection

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Publisher
Xlibris Corporation
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Published on
Nov 2, 2009
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Pages
196
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ISBN
9781453551493
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
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This content is DRM protected.
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