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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Ifyou wantto understandtoday,you have to search yesterday. Pearl S. Buck (1892 1973) I begin this book with a premise: If there is a human endeavor that is richer in tradition, culture, and idiosyncrasies than medicine, I don't know what it is. What you are about to read presents some of these treasures tales of the epic scientific discoveries as well as some behind the scenes medical anecdotes. In the pages that follow, you will find a selection of medicine's scientific triumphs, clinical curiosities, insightful aphorisms, inventive m- monics, imaginative myths, and occasional blunders. In short, the book tells what physicians didn't learn in medical school, but probably should have. But the book is not intended solely for physicians. The tales that follow should be enlightening for all involved in medicine, including the diverse panorama of health professionals, and also anyone who has ever been a patient in a doctor's office or hospital.
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.
Title:White Coat Tales: Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and MisadventuresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:December 9, 2009Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441916199

ISBN - 13:9781441916198

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Table of Contents

Heroes, Diseases, and Remedies.- Heroes in Medical History ab[Abstract.- Diseases That Changed History.- Drugs and Other Remedies.- The Heritage and Culture of Medicine.- Medical Words and Phrases.- Whose Syndrome? Stories of Medical Eponyms.- Medical Abbreviations, Acronyms, Euphemisms, Jargon, and Slang.- Medical Aphorisms.- Memorable Medical Quotations.- Clinical Notes and Medical Misadventures.- Famous Persons as Patients.- Short Tales of Serendipity, Curiosities, Medical Trivia, Authorship, and Speculation.- Misadventures: Myths, Misinformation, Blunders, and Wrongdoing.- Now and Future Practice.