Dr. Sweet is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a prize-winning historian with a Ph.D. in medical history. For over twenty years she practiced medicine at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. In her first book, God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine (Riverhead, 2012), she laid out her evidence—in stories of her patients and her hospital—for some radically new ideas about medicine and healthcare. She was a Guggenheim Fellow for 2014-2015. In what The New York Times calls her “wonderful new memoir,” Slow Medicine: A Way to Healing, she uses her life as a doctor the Way of Slow Medicine, which is thoughtful, methodical, and personal.