Meador is the proud father of seven children. Only then can it be addressed or eliminated. Fascinomas - fascinating medical mysteries. In Every Patient Tells a Story, Dr. The other side of the coin is well demonstrated by a case with a young athlete — the first three doctors assumed he was a drug seeker.
Fascinomas - Fascinating Medical Mysteries Available on , True Medical Detective Stories Available on , Visit his website: www. He is author of 13 books. In Fascinomas, all of the clinical facts are completely true — the story of the illness, all lab work, all imaging studies, and the physical exam findings. And yet mistakes are made, diagnoses missed, symptoms or tests misunderstood. Clinical Research Center in Alabama, serving as dean at the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, returning to Vanderbilt to create the teaching service at Saint Thomas Hospital, and teaching as a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt and Meharry Medical College.
Is there a benefit to keeping a dairy for our symptoms? Hobbies include woodworking and furniture making, golf a goal is to shoot his age , and his favorite hobby—writing. She presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every illness—the diagnosis—revealing the combination of uncertainty and intrigue that doctors face when confronting patients who are sick or dying. In this high-tech world of modern medicine, Sanders shows us that knowledge, while essential, is not sufficient to unravel the complexities of illness. A few anecdotes would benefit from more detail, and the overall effect could be less provincial if Meador included tales from further afield. Asking simple questions and establishing rapport with even such self-deluded patients can give physicians an entrée into discussing underlying mental issues. Because, even today, a diagnosis is frequently all a good doctor has to offer. It is no surprise that his expertise in the medical field gives him a best-selling-author status with many popular books.
In his memoir Sketches of a Small Town…circa 1940, Meador lovingly retells the stories that formed his values and shaped his life. More than just interesting tales, however, these real-life mysteries serve as great examples of the need for doctors to listen closely to and ask the right questions of their patients, even in the computer age, when so much information is at their fingertips. While I enjoy big words and have a biology degree, I still appreciate that this book is written so that it is easily accessible to non-medical people. For the past ten years, he has been the executive director of the Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance. At times, this self-definition can go further: In cases of Munchausen syndrome, patients keep themselves sick, perhaps by injecting wound sites with their own feces to induce infection. They can read about it.
Life, as you formerly knew it, is on hold while you travel through this other world as unknown as it is unexpected. Sketches of a Small Town…circa 1940 not only tells one man's story, but also beautifully captures the remarkable people, places, and events that characterized a unique lifestyle in a bygone era. Meador is a Mark Twain without the river and a Garrison Keillor without the snow. The stories are told as if you have sat down to have a whiskey and chat with Meador. I can just picture the author and a colleague telling old war stories in a cozy library. He has a fascination about the efffects of mind on body,psychosomatic diseases, and Voodoo hexing.
The response to True Medical Detective Stories led him to collect and write the 35 cases in Fascinomas. He delivers the cases in a clear, yet conversational, voice. Sometimes they were seeking attention, sometimes they were ingesting something they did not know was the cause of their illness. Written from the point of view of an experienced doctor, the stories are crafted in an engaging style that can be enjoyed by medical professionals and laypeople alike. Greenville may have been small, but for author Clifton K. Written in the same vein as his other book, True Medical Detective Mysteries, Meador delivers an entertaining array of the bizarre, little known, and unusual medical cases.
In Every Patient Tells a Story, Dr. A woman complains her breast implants speak. If you are intrigued by the curative power of listening and engaging the patient and the family in searching for clues, especially when the symptoms are chronic and recurring — pick up Fascinomas. This is a difficult subject because it generates so much misunderstanding. Anne Lyerly knows firsthand that there are many other important elements that often get overlooked.
These true clinical experiences are written in an engaging and informative style. Each case is reads like a short story — the presentation of a strange set of symptoms, the initial response of the examining doctor s , gradual revelation of further symptoms sometimes via revealed secrets from the presenting patient , and the final diagnosis. There was once a time, not too long ago, when it was unknown acetaminophen could damage the liver if ingested in a large enough dose. How do such challenges as new biotechnologies, the threat of malpractice suits, and proposed health-care reform affect physicians' ability to provide quality care? Then there was the blue cheese case. He is the author of 13 books. With a label or diagnosis, they have a name for their condition.