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White Coat Tales

Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures

Taylor, Robert B.

2008, XVI, 272p.

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  • Includes what health professionals should know about medical history
  • Written by a distinguished leader in medical education and highly respected author of over 23 medical books
  • Offers insights into the history, language and culture of medicine

White Coat Tales: Medicine's Heroes, Heritage and Misadventures, a collection of intriguing medical stories, is ideal reading for physicians, residents, medical students and all clinicians seeking new insights into medical history. The book is written by Dr. Robert B. Taylor, a distinguished leader in medical education and highly respected author of over 23 medical books. Each chapter presents a number of the fascinating tales of legendary medical innovators, diseases that changed history, insightful clinical sayings, famous persons and their illnesses, and epic blunders made by physicians and scientists. The book relates the stories in history to what clinicians do in practice today, and it highlights what all health professionals should know about the career path they have chosen. 

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Family Medicine - General Medicine - History - Taylor - diagnosis - education

Related subjects » Medicine

Table of contents 

Heroes, Diseases, and Remedies.- Heroes in Medical History ab[Abstract.- Diseases That Changed History.- Drugs and Other Remedies.- The Heritage and Culture of Medicine.- Medical Words and Phrases.- Whose Syndrome? Stories of Medical Eponyms.- Medical Abbreviations, Acronyms, Euphemisms, Jargon, and Slang.- Medical Aphorisms.- Memorable Medical Quotations.- Clinical Notes and Medical Misadventures.- Famous Persons as Patients.- Short Tales of Serendipity, Curiosities, Medical Trivia, Authorship, and Speculation.- Misadventures: Myths, Misinformation, Blunders, and Wrongdoing.- Now and Future Practice.

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