The Creative Destruction of Medicine Reviews

March 24, 2012

If you haven’t read the Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol you need to take a peek.  As I mentioned in my initial thoughts here on this blog, I consider this one of the most important books of our generation.  Since its release in late January, The Creative Destruction of Medicine has enjoyed some brilliant reviews.  I’m launching this post as a dynamic, ongoing list of reviews as they come available.  If you see one that isn’t on the list, message me on Twitter or leave a comment below with a link and I’ll add it.  Better yet, write your own review or copy this list to your blog.

The Wall Street Journal

New York Times

The Economist

The Atlantic 

The Boston Globe



New Scientist



Mobihealth News - Best title of the bunch: “How Medicine Will be Topol’d”



33 charts

The Healthcare Blog

Nature Genetics (behind the wall)

HL7 Standards

Library Journal

Modern Medicine Ireland

ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)


Med Device Daily

Tech Crunch

Eu Observer

Scientific American excerpt

Gizmodo excerpt

The Doctor Weighs In – The Kent Bottles Blog

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Kent Bottles, MD March 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm
DrV March 25, 2012 at 7:29 am

Done. Nice work, Kent. Gotta get to Agus.

e-Patient Dave March 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Agreed on “one of the most important books of our generation.”

A companion, documenting a seismic-tremor-inducing shift in an underground “river,” is The Power of Pull, by three Deloitte guys including John Seely Brown. I’ll be writing about both books soon, I hope.

Paul Sonnier March 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Excellent work, Bryan!

I’ve shared a link to this in my Wireless Health group on LinkedIn, here:

Also, I read Kent’s review earlier today. It’s one of the better ones in integrating the full range of topics relevant to Eric’s thesis on digital technologies transforming medicine.

My thanks to all of you (including Dave) for the education this past ~3 years since I followed my curiosity into healthcare innovation, with wireless technology being the initial attraction.


Founder, 9,800+ Member Wireless Health group on LinkedIn
Head of Digital Health Strategy, Popper & Company
Mentor, Blueprint Health
Co-chair, Healthcare Communications SIG at CommNexus San Diego
Twitter: @Paul_Sonnier

DrV March 25, 2012 at 7:30 am

Very kind, Paul. I’ve appreciated your support.

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