White Coat Tales: Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures

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Springer Science & Business Media, 28 kwi 2010 - 272
Ifyou wantto understandtoday,you have to search yesterday. Pearl S. Buck (1892 1973) I begin this book with a premise: If there is a human endeavor that is richer in tradition, culture, and idiosyncrasies than medicine, I don't know what it is. What you are about to read presents some of these treasures tales of the epic scientific discoveries as well as some behind the scenes medical anecdotes. In the pages that follow, you will find a selection of medicine's scientific triumphs, clinical curiosities, insightful aphorisms, inventive m- monics, imaginative myths, and occasional blunders. In short, the book tells what physicians didn't learn in medical school, but probably should have. But the book is not intended solely for physicians. The tales that follow should be enlightening for all involved in medicine, including the diverse panorama of health professionals, and also anyone who has ever been a patient in a doctor's office or hospital.

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Heroes in Medical History
3
Diseases That Changed History
31
Drugs and Other Remedies
51
Part Two The Heritage and Culture of Medicine 65
64
Medical Words and Phrases
67
Whose Syndrome? Stories of Medical Eponyms
87
Medical Abbreviations Acronyms Euphemisms Jargon and Slang
103
Medical Aphorisms
119
Memorable Medical Quotations
136
Part Three Clinical Notes and Medical Misadventures 151
152
Famous Persons as Patients
153
Short Tales of Serendipity Curiosities Medical Trivia
175
Myths Misinformation Blunders
199
Now and Future Practice
231
Bibliography
247
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Robert Taylor is well known and highly regarded in the field of Family Medicine. Dr. Taylor has more than 14 years in private practice and 26 years in academic medicine.

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