Our guest on this installment of ST Medical Monday is Dr. Victoria Sweet, an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, who's also a prize-winning historian and a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. She joins us to discuss her new book, "Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing." This work, part candid memoir and part well-informed critique, argues for an across-the-board "slowing down" of the practice of medicine in America. As noted by a critic for The Atlantic: "Anybody considering medical school, or already toiling there, has to read this book. Everyone else should, too.... [Sweet's] memoir of growing slowly into her calling is about learning not just to save lives but to make a life.... Her personal odyssey is more stirring than any polemical manifesto could be." And further, from Booklist: "Sweet provides a strong and necessary tonic as health care, in all its complexities, remains at the center of the national conversation."