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Every patient tells a story : medical mysteries and the art of diagnosis

Author: Lisa Sanders
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every illness-the diagnosis-revealing the combination of uncertainty and intrigue that doctors face when confronting patients who are sick or dying--from the challenges of the physical exam to the pitfalls of doctor-to-doctor communication, the vagaries of tests, and the near calamity of diagnostic errors.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sanders, Lisa, 1956-
Every patient tells a story.
New York : Broadway Books, ©2009
(OCoLC)469135281
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Sanders
ISBN: 9780767922463 0767922468 9780767922470 0767922476
OCLC Number: 257555812
Description: xxvii, 276 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Every patient's nightmare --
Every patient tells a story --
The facts, and what lies beyond --
The stories they tell --
High touch --
A vanishing art --
What only the exam can show --
Seeing is believing --
The healing touch --
The heart of the matter --
High tech --
Testing troubles --
Limits of the medical mind --
Sick thinking --
Digital diagnosis --
The final diagnosis.
Responsibility: Lisa Sanders.
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Presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every illness-the diagnosis-revealing the combination of uncertainty and intrigue that doctors face when confronting patients who are sick or dying--from the challenges of the physical exam to the pitfalls of doctor-to-doctor communication, the vagaries of tests, and the near calamity of diagnostic errors.

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