Have you ever wondered what doctors and nurses are really saying
as they zip through the emergency room and onto elevators, throwing
cryptic phrases at one another? Or why they do it? Do you guess at
the codes broadcast over the loudspeaker, or the words doctors and
nurses use when speaking right in front of patients?
In The Secret Language of Doctors, bestselling author Dr.
Brian Goldman opens up the book on the clandestine phrases doctors
use to describe patients, situations and even colleagues they
detest. He tells us what it means for someone to suffer from
incarceritis, what doctors mean when they block and turf, what the
various codes mean, and why you never want to suffer a horrendoma.
Highly accessible, biting, funny and entertaining, The Secret
Language of Doctors reveals modern medical culture at its best
and all too often at its worst.