Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cautionary Tales: Authentic Case Histories from Medical Practice

From the back cover:
What if a misdiagnosis could stop a wedding? Could your patient with chronic fatigue actually have Addison's disease?  Would you have recognised musculoskeletal pain as a manifestation of anxiety about penis size?

These scenarios and many others feature in this much anticipated collection of cautionary tales by the world-renowned authority on general practice, Professor John Murtagh.  Learn and laugh as Professor Murtagh and colleagues recount their war stories from the front line.  These tales remind us that sometimes things are not as they seem and it always pays to remain alert to the subtleties of the human condition.

After all, in the words of Professor Murtagh, 'To practise medicine is a privilege, to practise it well is a difficult challenge, but not to learn from one's mistakes is unforgivable'.

Find it in the Library at RC66.M87 2011