Wen and Kosowsky have revisited the never-ending debate around the “art and science of medicine” hoping to strike the right balance in the practice of emergency health care. Their hands-on discussion of the limits of algorithmic medicine is precise and timely. Their proposal for “diagnostic partnership” is a major contribution of this courageous book in which common sense plays the leading role.”

Julio Frenk, MD, PhD, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health