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

Author: Lisa Sanders
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2010], ©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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Sanders
ISBN: 9780767922463 0767922468 0767922476 9780767922470
OCLC Number: 988507083
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2009.
Description: xxvii, 276 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: PART ONE: Every Patient Tells a Story --
The facts, and what lies beyond --
The stories they tell. PART TWO: High Touch --
A vanishing art --
What only the exam can show --
Seeing is believing --
The healing touch --
The heart of the matter. PART THREE: High Tech --
Testing troubles. PART FOUR: 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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