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The Art of Diagnosis: Embracing the Physician Detective Role

The Art of Diagnosis: Embracing the Physician Detective Role
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Dr. Lisa Sanders writes the monthly "Diagnosis" column for the New York Times Magazine, which became the inspiration for the television show "House...
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    Dr. Lisa Sanders writes the monthly "Diagnosis" column for the New York Times Magazine, which became the inspiration for the television show "House, M.D." But her first love is still teaching about clinical reasoning and diagnostic errors. Her new book, Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis, is about embracing the role of detective as a physician. They discuss patient stories — how to encourage them, how to listen, and what we can learn from them.

    Dr. Greenberg and Dr. Birnholz also look at a new study suggesting that taking family history as part of the standard patient work-up may not improve clinical decision-making. And, can we kill cancer cells with curry?

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