Never in human history have doctors had the knowledge, the tools, and the skills that they have today to diagnose illness and disease. And yet mistakes are made, diagnoses missed, symptoms or tests misunderstood. Because, even today, a diagnosis is frequently all a good doctor has to offer. A healthy young man suddenly loses his memory—making him unable to remember the events of each passing hour.
Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis #ad - Two patients diagnosed with Lyme disease improve after antibiotic treatment—only to have their symptoms mysteriously return. Harmony. She 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.
Through dramatic stories of patients with baffling symptoms, Sanders portrays the absolute necessity and surprising difficulties of getting the patient’s story, the challenges of the physical exam, the vagaries of tests, the pitfalls of doctor-to-doctor communication, and the near calamity of diagnostic errors.
Lisa sanders takes us bedside to witness the process of solving these and other diagnostic dilemmas, providing a firsthand account of the expertise and intuition that lead a doctor to make the right diagnosis.
Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical MysteriesBroadway Books #ad - And yet she is often confounded by the cases she describes in her column: unexpected collections of symptoms that she and other physicians struggle to diagnose. A twenty-eight-year-old man, vacationing in the Bahamas for his birthday, tries some barracuda for dinner. Dr. Now the rash has turned purple and has spread across her entire body in whiplike streaks.
A collection of more than fifty hard-to-crack medical quandaries, featuring the best of The New York Times Magazine's popular Diagnosis column—now a Netflix original series“Lisa Sanders is a paragon of the modern medical detective storyteller. Atul gawande, the new york times bestselling author of every patient Tells a Story, and an inspiration and adviser for the hit Fox TV drama House, author of Being MortalAs a Yale School of Medicine physician, M.
Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical Mysteries #ad - D. Lisa sanders has seen it all. Hours later, he collapses on the dance floor with crippling stomach pains. It lets them see what doctors see, feel the uncertainty they feel—and experience the thrill when the puzzle is finally solved. A middle-aged woman returns to her doctor, after visiting two days earlier with a mild rash on the back of her hands.
Intricate, gripping, and full of twists and turns, Diagnosis puts readers in the doctor’s place.
How Doctors ThinkMariner Books #ad - Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can -- with our help -- avoid snap judgments, communicate effectively, embrace uncertainty, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. How doctors think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track.
Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong -- with catastrophic consequences.
How Doctors Think #ad - In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. Mariner Books. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems.
How doctors think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together. On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds.
Trauma Room TwoCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Mariner Books. Green takes the reader inside the hidden emotional landscape of emergency medicine. Based on fifteen years of experience as an ER physician, their families, he reveals the profound moments that often occur in emergency rooms for patients, and the staff that work there. A place where some families celebrate the most improbable of victories while others face the most devastating of losses.
A place where what matters the most in this life is revealed. Trauma room Two is just such a place. In this collection of short stories, Dr. In every hospital emergency department there is a room reserved for trauma. It is a place where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins.
Intern: A Doctor's InitiationFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. Sandeep jauhar's story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question his every assumption about medical care today. Residency―and especially its first year, the internship―is legendary for its brutality, and Jauhar's experience was even more harrowing than most.
Mariner Books. He struggled to find a place among squadrons of cocky residents and doctors. He challenged the practices of the internship in The New York Times, attracting the suspicions of the medical bureaucracy. He switched from physics to medicine in order to follow a more humane calling―only to find that his new profession often had little regard for patients' concerns.
Intern: A Doctor's Initiation #ad - . Then, he became a patient himself―and came to see that today's high-tech, suddenly stricken, high-pressure medicine can be a humane science after all. Jauhar's beautifully written memoir explains the inner workings of modern medicine with rare candor and insight. In jauhar's wise memoir of his two-year ordeal of doubt and sleep deprivation at a New York hospital, he takes readers to the heart of every young physician's hardest test: to become a doctor yet remain a human being.
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DO NO HARMPicador #ad - Do no harm stories of Life Death and Brain Surgery. Do no harm provides unforgettable insight into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital. Farrar Straus Giroux. Above all, it is a lesson in the need for hope when faced with life’s most difficult decisions. Named a notable book of the year by the new york times book review and the washington postwhat is it like to be a brain surgeon? how does it feel to hold someone’s life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, the harrowing disasters, the profoundly moving triumphs, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong?With astonishing compassion and candor, the haunting regrets and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon’s life.
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Letters from the Pit: Stories of a Physician's Odyssey in Emergency Medicine 1BookBaby #ad - Mariner Books. Dr. Do no harm stories of Life Death and Brain Surgery. Every day the staff of emergency rooms throughout the world are saving lives - 24/7/365. Farrar Straus Giroux. Crocker's struggles to Do No Harm in the most challenging of situations. Patrick crocker provides us an intimate glimpse into the growing mind of an emergency physician, from residency to retirement.
Told in a unique first-person stream of consciousness style, you are right in the middle of the action, looking over the doctor's shoulder while he works. Through these stories, you'll see him find the delicate balance between help and harm, empathy and self-preservation. In a culture of comic book heroes, it's gratifying to be reminded that there are real heroes out there.
Letters from the Pit: Stories of a Physician's Odyssey in Emergency Medicine 1 #ad - In this compilation of notable, frightening, and poignant cases, funny, sad, you'll see Dr.
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect SciencePicador #ad - Do no harm stories of Life Death and Brain Surgery. Farrar Straus Giroux. Mariner Books. In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Picador USA. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is―uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.
Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of CancerScribner #ad - Picador USA. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, just three decades ago, and deaths, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer.
The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist. The emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer. Do no harm stories of Life Death and Brain Surgery. Farrar Straus Giroux. Winner of the pulitzer prize, control, and now a documentary from ken burns on pbs, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer #ad - Physician, researcher, siddhartha mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, and award-winning science writer, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more than five thousand years.
The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, paternalism, but also of hubris, and perseverance, and misperception. Mariner Books. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
The Medical Detectives: The Classic Collection of Award-Winning Medical Investigative Reporting Truman TalleyPlume #ad - Do no harm stories of Life Death and Brain Surgery. Sometimes a life hangs in the balance, and the culprit may be as innocuous as a bowl of oatmeal. The classic collection of award-winning medical investigative reporting. The emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer. Farrar Straus Giroux. Award-winning journalist Berton Roueché is unfailingly exact, informative, and able to keep anyone reading till dawn.
What do lyme’s disease in long island, poisons, rare diseases, and am amateur pianist have in common? All are subjects in three of 24 utterly fascinating tales of strange illnesses, a pig from New Jersey, and parasites—each tale a thriller of medical suspense by the incomparable Berton Roueché. In each true story, local health authorities and epidemiologists race against time to find the clue to an unknown and possibly fatal disease.
The Medical Detectives: The Classic Collection of Award-Winning Medical Investigative Reporting Truman Talley #ad - Mariner Books. The best of his new yorker articles are collected here to astound readers with intriguing tales of epidemics in America’s small towns, threats of contagion in our biggest cities, even bubonic plague in a peaceful urban park. Picador USA.
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on PerformancePicador #ad - At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" Salon. Com. Farrar Straus Giroux. Picador USA. Picador USA. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with any decision.
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance #ad - Atul gawande, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, the New York Times bestselling author of Complications, examines, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. The emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer. Mariner Books. Do no harm stories of Life Death and Brain Surgery.
. National bestsellerthe struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do.