White Coat Tales

Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures

Authors: Taylor, Robert B

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  • Offers a collection of historical medical stories designed to educate and provide context for everyday practice
  • Includes current medical trends and examples that link the historical accounts to contemporary practice
  • Features historical illustrations depicting many of the people and events described in the book
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This new edition of White Coat Tales presents intriguing stories that give historical context to what we do in medicine today—the body’s “holy bone” and how it got its name, a surprising reason why gout seemed to be so prevalent several centuries ago, and the therapeutic misadventure that shortened the life of Eleanor Roosevelt.  In addition to many new tales, this revised edition contains 128 illustrations, such as images of Baron von Münchhausen aloft with cannonballs and Vincent van Gogh’s portrait of his doctor showing a clue to the painter’s health. Read about legendary medical innovators, diseases that changed history, illnesses of famous persons, and  some epic blunders of physicians and scientists. The author is Robert B. Taylor, MD, Emeritus Professor, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, and Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Taylor is the author and editor of more than 33 medical books. 

To see Dr. Taylor lecture on the history of medicine, go here: https://youtu.be/Zx4yaUyaPRA

About the authors

Robert B. Taylor, MD

Department of Family Medicine

Oregon Health & Science University

School of Medicine

Portland, OR

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 50,28 €
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Softcover 62,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
White Coat Tales
Book Subtitle
Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29055-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29055-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-29053-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIX, 328
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
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