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763 Diagnostic Puzzles

How do doctors figure out what is wrong with a patient? While some diagnoses are straightforward, others can be positively puzzling. Small details matter when the doctor has to act like Sherlock Holmes. Both the patient’s story for the doctor and the doctor’s story for the patient about what’s wrong make a difference for diagnosis, treatment and healing.
Guest: Lisa Sanders, MD, is Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. She writes the Diagnosis column for The New York Times Magazine. Her book is: Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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