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Victoria Sweet

Slow Medicine Sees the Body as a Plant, Not a Machine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

For many years, I have been an avid gardener. Not only does gardening have numerous health benefits related to breathing fresh air, touching mineral-r...

The Miraculous Healing of Terry Becker

Dr. Victoria Sweet | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Victoria Sweet

Terry's bedsore was the worst I'd ever seen. It was huge, enormous, and deep. It went from the middle of her back all the way down to her tailbone, and it spanned both of her sit bones.

God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet: A Book Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Slow medicine does not disavow fast medicine: A broken bone still needs to be set, a heart attack kept from killing someone, and appendicitis requires surgery. But when acute care has done its job then recovery needs the right milieu, a different form of medicine, where the barriers to healing are removed.

Passionate Doctors, Soulless Bureaucrats and Colorful Patients Make God's Hotel Unforgettable

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.12.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

It almost always annoys me when someone who isn't a professional writer produces a great book, but Victoria Sweet has written the best non-fiction book I've read this year and all I wanted to do when I finished reading it was to meet her and congratulate her and ask her a lot of questions. So I did.

Dr. Victoria Sweet Offers A Vision For Healthcare In 'God's Hotel'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine is a fascinating book about Dr. Victoria Sweet's 20-year experience practicing "slow medicine" at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, offering a new vision for healthcare.