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Together, ‘Deep Medicine’ And ‘The Butchering Art’ Reveal How Little Medicine Has Changed – Forbes

Book cover images courtesy of Scientific American (left) and Basic Books (right) The small tower of books on my nightstand grew taller last month after I asked recipients of my monthly newsletter for summer-reading suggestions. As the recommendations poured in, two works of medical nonfiction stood out. Judging by their covers, these books appear to… Read More »

The culture of permission in medicine

During the recent winter break, I went home and visited my yearly slew of doctors for check-ups: vision, dental, gynecology, etc. In the exam room, my new gynecologist instructed me to put my feet up in the stirrups. I had recently learned in a seminar at school that new guidelines on Pap smears suggest spacing… Read More »

Medicine is Not Like Math

By HANS DUVEFELT MD  We do a lot of things in our head in this business. Once a patient reports a symptom, we mentally run down lists of related followup questions, possible diagnoses, similar cases we have seen. All this happens faster than we could ever describe in words (let alone type). And, just like… Read More »