White Coat Tales: Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures by Robert B. TaylorWhite Coat Tales: Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures by Robert B. Taylor

White Coat Tales: Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures

byRobert B. Taylor

Paperback | December 9, 2009

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This collection of intriguing stories offers profound insights into medical history. It highlights what all health professionals should know about the career path they have chosen. Each chapter presents a number of 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 is ideal reading for physicians, residents, medical students and all clinicians.
Robert Taylor is  well known and highly regarded in the field of Family Medicine. Dr. Taylor has more than 14 years in private practice and 26 years in academic medicine.
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Title:White Coat Tales: Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and MisadventuresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 9, 2009Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1441916199

ISBN - 13:9781441916198

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Table of Contents

Part I: Our Heritage as Physicians.- Milestones in Medical History.- Diseases that Shaped History.- Lesser Known Chapters in Medical History.- Part II: The Language and Literature of Medicine.- Stories of Favorite Medical Words and Phrases.- Whose What? The Men and Women behind the Eponyms.- Medical Abbreviations, Acronyms and Euphemisms.- Medical Aphorisms.- Mnemonics in Medical Education and Practice.- Memorable Medical Quotations.- Medicine in Literature and Literature in Medicine.- Part III: Clinical Adventures and Misadventures.- Famous Persons as Patients and Retrospective Diagnosis.- Searching for Clinical Pearls.- Medical Irony, Serendipity, Surprises and Trivia.- Myths, Misinformation and Misadventures in Medicine.- Care Gone Wrong : Frauds Quacks and Rogues.- Now and Future Practice.