The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside [email protected]@Indeed, the tales, narrated by physicians recalling their most memorable patients, evoke a bygone era in medicine, though one that is thankfully over. Another surgeon performs a radical mastectomy on a young woman who believes she is getting only a breast biopsy and a simple vaginal procedure, without even waking her up from anesthesia to tell her that the biopsy indicates cancer. Four hours later, the entire breast and mass of contiguous tissue have been removed. It is horrifying what doctors used to get away with. He graphically describes cutting down to the bone, excising part of a rib and draining the light-brown feculent pus. But what is amazing is not the infection or the way it occurred but that Nuland, a resident at the time, and his intern performed the surgery by themselves, apparently without any attending supervision. Nuland proudly tells the chief of the surgical service about the case the next morning.
From the Bizarre to the Incredible (The Soul of Medicine)
I'm Steve Mirsky. This week on the podcast, Dr. Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news. He visited Scientific American 's offices on April 22nd, and we spoke in the magazine's library. Steve: This is a book that, I have to tell you, I was purposely trying to slow down my reading speed at the end, because I didn't want it to end. Steve: It's too short, we need a volume II.
Embed Size px x x x x Like all doctors, Sherwin Nuland collects stories, and over thirty years in the practice of surgery, hehas collected a consider number of both his own stories as well as the stories of surgeons he hasworked with and admires. The remarkable stories told in this book are filled with the lessons ofhumanity. They describe that sacrosanct connection between two people we call the doctor-patientrelationship, and that othe relationship between the mentor and student, so important to theperpetuation of medical knowledge, judgement, wisdom and character. Doctors have peculiar waysof approaching certain kinds of problems, and many of those ways are captured with with grace andelequence in The Soul of Medicine. The soul of medicine tales from the bedside pdf Download Report.
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