Medical mysteries are a source of fascination. On TV shows like Gray’s Anatomy or House, the patient’s life hangs in the balance until the correct diagnosis is reached. That is true in real life as well. Though many diagnoses are less dramatic than the televised versions, some are even more difficult. Appropriate treatment depends upon the correct diagnosis being made.
Guest: Lisa Sanders, MD, Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. She writes the Diagnosis column for The New York Times Magazine. Her new book is: Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis.