Diagnosis: Dispatches From The Frontlines Of Medical Mysteries

Diagnosis Dispatches From The Frontlines Of Medical Mysteries Provides an account of the expertise and intuition that lead doctors to make the right decisions This work leads us from the moment the patient first appears to the complex calculus of making a diagno

  • Title: Diagnosis: Dispatches From The Frontlines Of Medical Mysteries
  • Author: Lisa Sanders
  • ISBN: 9781848311336
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Provides an account of the expertise and intuition that lead doctors to make the right decisions This work leads us from the moment the patient first appears to the complex calculus of making a diagnosis, the necessary prerequisite to effective treatment.

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    1. As a medical lab tech, this book was fascinating to me. I spend my weekends working in the local hospital running diagnostic tests of all kinds. Often, I will come to know a patient ( eventhough I never see their face) through their lab resutls. I will make and view a slide of their CBC and count their different white cells. i will take note of their panic potassiums and calciums, their low hemoglobin, etc. and call these results to an er doctor and will often hear an "A-HA!" from the doctor as [...]

    2. I didn't think it was possible for a book about medical problems to bore me. I now know that it's possible. Yep, Every Patient Tells a Story managed to bore me. Boredom may not be an illness, but in this review, equating the two seems appropriate. I'm not starting with a potpourri of baffling symptoms and trying to arrive at a diagnosis. I have the diagnosis: boredom -- so my task is to identify the causes. Dr. Lisa Sanders' work reminds me of a medical file in that it's a disorganized collectio [...]

    3. অসাধারণ বই, মেডিসিনে যদি ক্যারিয়ার করি তাহলে সেই পথ বেছে নেয়াতে এ বইয়ের একটা ভূমিকা থাকবে! ডায়াগনসিস একটা আর্ট সেটা মেডিসিনে স্বত:সিদ্ধ কথা। যে ডাক্তার ভাল ডায়াগনসিস করেন তিনি যেন কোনান ডয়ে [...]

    4. I was a little disappointed in this book. The author is touted writes a column that gave rise to House MD so I expected lots of interesting case histories and weird maladies! Instead the book is a lot about how diagnosis is done and a boring eulogy for what the author describes as the death of the physical exam and the lack of training in basics for doctors. For those interested in the case history type thing I recommend instead Oliver Sachs (Awakening) and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat [...]

    5. This title is far more a memoir than it is a book that is directly focused on the subject matter of the title. And it also does not follow so much of her own autobiography path for becoming a medical doctor in any linear progressive order of time or experience level so you don't get that as a "whole" either. Instead it skips. And jumps to various chapter headings which almost randomly center on different aspects or various instruments of the patient physical examination by the medical doctor.The [...]

    6. Oh my god this book was AMAZING. I am so grateful that Amy let me read this book. It might seem boring because it's a medical book but honestly it's not. This book is a bunch of stories about diagnosising people and how one tiny detail the others. One of the most memorable story that I read was about a girl who constantly smoked weed (marijuana) and got nausea from it. When the doctors found out it was the weed that made her feel this way they told the patient. To my surprise she got angry at th [...]

    7. From the writer of the series House M.D, Dr. Lisa Sanders. Great read. Recommended for doctors and med students!----Update: August 7,2013I got what I wanted and more. This book doesn't only give information but wisdom and inspiration for every medical student who wants to forge a refreshing and exciting path for himself/herself in the medical arena. Truly a book for all (and not just medical students).

    8. Dead on with my experience as a complicated, chronic patient, but what makes it so good to me is that it’s from the perspective of doctors who admit the faults of medicine, the diagnostic process, the tendency to blow things off if there’s not something “normal” and initial, basic tests come back normal, the lack of desire to pursue things further, and the common problem of misdiagnosing a patient simply to give them a diagnosis (thinking they should know everything) to the detriment of [...]

    9. As a medical scientist, and someone just generally into medical anything, this book seemed like an obvious choice. The "Every Patient Tells a Story" sounds like House, MD in a book format. SIGN ME UP! Unfortunately, uh, there are hardly any patient stories. This is one long book on the benefits of the physical exam. Sure the author throw us a bone here and there, in the form of a very brief patient case, then followed by yet another 50 pages about the physical exam and 10 more pages full of stat [...]

    10. Sanders has a very clear and interesting tone to her writings. As she takes you through the diagnosis' that have perplexed doctors, she is able to write in such a way that causes the reader to experience the mental processes that go on in the mind of a doctor. This was an exciting and interesting read for me. I look forward to reading her other works.

    11. Thought provoking and from a physician's perspective. This book has aspects of it that help encourage patients to ask more questions and look for answers with their provider. We need more books that inspire patients to probe further than the initial diagnosis.

    12. Stick to medicine, Dr Sanders!! Be an excellent diagnostician and don't forget the priceless skill of a proper fiZ exam

    13. Maybe a little over 3, but would have liked more of the solving of the medical mysteries and not quite so much waxing on what is right/wrong with the medical profession and its practice in the U.S.

    14. A while back, I heard that a Dr Lisa Sanders was the medical consultant for one of my favorite TV shows, House. The name rang a bell because it was the same as one of my best friends from high school -- only the last I'd heard, she was a producer at CBS. Through the miracle of FaceBook, after several decades we reconnected. My Lisa had indeed had a career change and now was a physician. Twists and turns of fate had led her to write a medical column for the New York Times, which in turn led to th [...]

    15. As a non-medical professional I did enjoy this book. The main emphasis was the declining use of the physical exam in favor of greater delendence on medical testing. The author gives several case examples of what can be missed when the physician is not spending the time to listen to the patient and to perfrom a careful physical. She cites quite a bit of reasearch supporting her contention but is clearly not dismissive of the value of medical testing in conjunction with the physical exam.Because o [...]

    16. Applying medical arts to healing is doubtless gratifying to skilled practitioners but the most engaging part of the exercise is diagnosis. There are too many moving parts, too many chemical reactions, and too many operating system errors to easily determine what's wrong in every case. Lisa Sanders, who teaches diagnostics at Yale University School of Medicine, writes a monthly column on diagnostics for the New York Times Magazine and serves as technical advisor to television's "House M.D" writes [...]

    17. As a lover of nonfiction and medical books, I really enjoyed this one! The competition described on page 112? Brilliant! The maneuver and diagnosis from pages 122-123? Fascinating! If you watch House for the medical aspect, this is the book for you--the author of this book is actually the technical advisor to the writers of House. I'm not sure how I stumbled upon this book, but it was probably recommended to me by GoodReads since I enjoyed "How Doctors Think" by Jerome Groopman (which is actuall [...]

    18. Most reviews for this book seem to say: "If you love the show House MD, you'll love this book." I'd say that's mostly true; the show was partly inspired by this doctor who writes about unusual medical cases and the art of diagnosing them. She's a very good writer, and the suspense of trying to figure out these medical mysteries keeps you on the edge of your seat. You don't want to put the book down, like you're reading an actual mystery novel. But that's only part of the book. It's interspersed [...]

    19. Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis was a great book to read. It is about a doctor's point of view in which different kinds of patients are bringing in mysterious symptoms. For example, in one patient's story, a 19 year old girl is brought in a hospital because she was complaining about being nauseated. She didn't eat anything bad and she was in top physical condition. So, doctors tried to figure out what were the causes of her being nauseated. The overall cau [...]

    20. This book caught my eye after I recognized the name from the New York Times. Lisa Sanders is a doctor, who also serves as a columnist for the New York Times section on Health. Her book is very akin to the TV series House, as it describes many cases where doctors were completely stumped by a patients symptoms, only to discover that the patients actual disease was something that could have been put in a footnote of a medical school textbook.I really enjoyed this book because in a way, it makes the [...]

    21. This book, written by Sanders, set out to prove a point -- that the physical exam is slowly on its way out of healthcare, which is unfortunate because it can provide valuable information and help confirm a diagnosis. Unfortunately, the book fails to provide any cohesive arguments and is instead a series of random bouts of information. Sanders uses different forms of proof -- patient stories, medical text citations, research studies, and her very own personal stories. What dragged this book down [...]

    22. This book was phenomonal and a compelling read. The author has been involved with the TV show HOUSE and the unusual cases presented - she is an MD who is also a columnist. As she presented different patients, she continued to relay the importance of two parts of medicine that no one has been able to duplicate with computers or other technology. Those two things are the physical exam and the patient history. She quoted the number of times physicians who have been observed would interrupt their pa [...]

    23. I like some odd genres: Books about BooksBooks about People Who Move and Start OverBooks about Cookingd the genre this book falls into, Books about Doctors.Don't ask me why.Books like this one fascinate me. I'm struck by the way doctors work on people's bodies using a clever combination of science and intuition. This is a particularly intriguing book to me as it deals with the art of diagnosis, using scientific knowledge along with experience and hunches, to figure out why things aren't right wi [...]

    24. Was kind of hoping this would be kind of like "House" or "Medical Mysteries," working through differential after differential, explaining how a diagnosis was reached, where things went right or wrong. Maybe I'd learn a bit about the process. There was some of that, but there was also a lot of Dr Sanders' reflection on and opinions about things like computers and medicine or training of doctors or traditional hands-on patient examination. While informative, less so than I'd hoped. And also less i [...]

    25. Not as riveting as the review suggests. For some odd reason the book becomes a tad repetitive and might I say without hurting the author's feelings, a tad boring. I didn't realize on picking up the book the House M.D. connection. I was interested in how Dr. Sanders managed to bridge her journalism and medical careers together. But after a repeated treatise on the shortcomings of physicians today on utilizing the physical examination I was hoping for a change of topic. The usual "medical stories" [...]

    26. I expected that this outstanding book would be just Gee Whiz! examples of brilliant medical diagnosis, since Lisa Sanders MD is a consultant to the TV series House. It does have some of those, but it is also a deep and well-reasoned account of the art and science of diagnosis. There is so much to think about, including the decline and even disappearance of the physical examination, which has some very disturbing consequences, and frequent misdiagnoses, through lack of knowledge, time, or logic, [...]

    27. لولوولولولولولى :D اخيرا خلصت ! اديلى عشر ايام بعصر على نفسى بلمون عشان اكمل شابتر ورا التانىاولا المولفة ليزا ساندرزعجنى فيها شجاعتها انها تدخل المجال الطبى لما حبت انها تحس انها ليها تاثير اكبر من تاثيرها كصحفيه وعجينى ان هيا منستش انها صحفيه برضه ولكن الكتاب احبطنى شويه ع [...]

    28. Lisa Sanders is Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) at the Yale School of Medicine, a technical advisor for the television show “House”, a former CBS News producer, and an author. Her book is a very interesting treatment on the art and science of medical diagnosis. The subject matter is medicine but the concepts can be widely applied: listen carefully to clients/patients/others for their full story, be educated by them, explore different causes, remote possibilities, and possi [...]

    29. Interesting and readable meditation on the practice of medicine, and diagnosis via clinical history and physical examination. Some chapters read like feature articles. The theme of the book seems to be that is an art to diagnosis; though I'm not sure this book will get you closer to it, the cases should give you a healthy respect for the process.

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