Thinking of the
Rabkin, M.D., Ph.D. is widely known as a researcher, a
member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, a
USSR State Prize Laureate, and the author of
twenty-three books and more than 500 scientific
one of the founders of a new direction in medicine:
intervention cardiology and radiology. The name Rabkin
is associated with the original nitinol stent, which was
the first in the world implanted into vessels, biliary
tracts, the esophagus, and other hollow organs.
of Professor Rabkin are recognized all over the world.
He is an Honorary Fellow of the British Royal College of
Radiology, and an Honorary member of Cornell Medical
Center (USA). He is a member of other academic societies
and associations in many countries of the world. He was
named “The Persona of the Year of America, 1997”. This
year The International Biographical Center, Cambridge,
England with “The Global Year of Excellence - 2006”,
medal and diploma, awarded him.
book “Thinking of the Patient” is devoted to his
scientific development. It is written in easy to
understand language in which scientific ideas are stated
clearly and briefly. To accomplish this, it was
necessary to not only know the subject well, understand
the theme, but also to posses’ greater clinical
experience than most doctors. As it stated, “he knows
his subject backwards and forwards”.
author offers much and his book gives him moral
satisfaction. It is as though the author has lived,
suffered, and empathized with each of his patients. If
the reader is interested in the ideas of the author, he
has only to apply it to his own work to get the same