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Monday, June 12, 2006

Great Article

New York Magazine put out their annual Best Doctors issue today, but this feature, about fascinating medical cases and how they were helped by their physicians, is what really grabbed my interest. I love this type of reading, and I never really caught on to the genre of medical shows like ER and Gray's Anatomy - they don't capture enough of the medical side for my tastes.

More of that type of reading can be found in these books, recommended by a friend who is equally addicted to stories of medical drama: Second Opinions, by Jerome Groopman and Complications, by Atul Gawande.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is (or at least was) a similarly fascinating column in the NYT Magazine each week where they tracked an unusual medical case to its conclusion. A great read. If gory, challenging medical cases are your cup of tea, check out "House" - much better than "ER" and "Grey's Anatomy" for us doctor wannabes.

2:38 PM  
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2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try "Saturday" bu Ian McEwan. It's fiction, but theres a big dose of medical stuff.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous jerusalemom said...

Dr. Groopman writes really great stuff for the New Yorker.

The link is one of my favorite articles:

http://www.jeromegroopman.com/godbrain.html

12:06 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Wow interesting stuff.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OM, if you don't already, this show is awesome:
http://tlc.discovery.com/fansites/untoldstories/untoldstories.html
much better than ER or any other fake medical dramas.

6:20 PM  

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