Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis by Lisa Sanders

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A riveting exploration of the most difficult and important part of what doctors do, by Yale School of Medicine physician Dr. Lisa Sanders, author of the monthly New York Times Magazine column "Diagnosis," the inspiration for the hit Fox TV series House, M.D.



  • I found this audiobook to be incredibly fascinating. It effectively combines scientific knowledge with captivating stories, all presented in a way that can be easily understood by anyone, regardless of their background. However, individuals without a medical background may still find it slightly challenging, despite the author's commendable efforts to simplify complex concepts. Personally, I found the stories to be both educational and enjoyable, even with the use of non-medical language. I wholeheartedly recommend this audiobook to all physicians as it provides valuable insights and ideas that can be beneficial.
  • As I approach retirement, I wanted to find a way to leave a lasting reminder for my young colleagues, emphasizing the importance of listening to the patient. I often tell them that 95% of the diagnosis can be derived from the patient's history and physical examination. I also stress the need to avoid premature conclusions and develop a comprehensive list of possible diagnoses. Additionally, I encourage them to trust their instincts when a patient's story triggers a clue. This remarkable book reaffirms my beliefs that we may have failed a generation of doctors who have had limited sleep due to regulations and missed out on the memorable experiences of late-night conversations with patients and observing senior residents make swift decisions during emergency situations. Despite sounding like an old lady, I have repeatedly emphasized the importance of independent and critical thinking, as well as being an advocate for their patients. This book beautifully reinforces these principles for clinicians at the bedside. As a parting gift, I have ordered a copy for each of my colleagues. I am grateful for this book, as it has eloquently expressed my thoughts.
  • Lisa Sanders is absolutely amazing!! Through recounting challenging cases and impactful errors, Dr. Sanders has effectively emphasized the significance of conducting a thorough physical examination. As a veterinarian, I heavily rely on a comprehensive physical exam and relevant medical history since my patients aren't able to verbally communicate their symptoms. This book should definitely be included in the mandatory reading syllabus for all aspiring MD and DVM students. It's truly an awesome book that shouldn't be missed! #Incredible book #Essential reading #Future veterinarians #Future doctors #tagsgiving #sweepstakes
  • This book is extremely well-written and thought-provoking, as it offers a fresh perspective on the medical school courses I am currently enrolled in. It is definitely worth the read, and I personally found it highly enjoyable!
  • The narration of 'Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis' is alright, but the tone fluctuates and sounds raspy at times. Additionally, the pace is a bit sluggish. In terms of content, this audiobook offers crucial, captivating, and enlightening information that is presented in a clear and organized manner. All things considered, I would recommend giving this audiobook a try.
  • Since my son got into the medical field, I've been delving into books similar to Lisa's. And let me tell you, as someone who's not well-versed in these matters, it was a refreshingly straightforward read that shed light on the intricate challenges doctors face when diagnosing patients on a daily basis.
  • The author of this audiobook demonstrates a strong grasp of medical knowledge and thorough research. However, the author's emphasis on proving the value of examinations conducted by doctors comes across as overly forceful. It is widely understood that consulting colleagues and utilizing the internet for information is not a groundbreaking concept. It is unclear who the author is trying to convince - herself, other doctors, or the general public. It is safe to assume that the general public is fully supportive of doctors utilizing all available resources to determine the root cause of a patient's ailment. The overall listening experience could have been more engaging if there were more captivating case studies and less emphasis on advocating for "good medical practice".
  • I'm a big fan of medical mysteries! It was really annoying when the author would veer off track for a while just as the mystery was about to unfold, only to eventually return to the case. But despite that, I found the book quite enjoyable.
  • Authors narrating their own books is not always a great idea, and this applies to Dr. Sanders in particular. While I am a fan of her columns and the Netflix show inspired by them, I didn't find this book particularly captivating, despite my fondness for medical memoirs.