Robert H Colfelt

Robert H. Colfelt - Health Care
A clinical neurologist and former professor of neurology at UW, Robert Colfelt published a collection of essays with the title Together in the Dark: Mysteries of Healing (1987).  Based on his everyday encounters with patients and colleagues, Colfelt's essays present a compelling exploration of the physician-patient relationship.  He writes with humor and humility and is careful to distinguish the art from the science of medicine, as well as healing from curing.   Any reader of Together in the Dark will emerge a more discerning patient, expecting to be treated as a unique individual and not just an object for medical science.  Colfelt's book has been well-received by both health-care consumers and professionals within the medical community. "It is rare to read a book written with such sensitivity and clarity". (JAMA, 1989)