The man who grew two breasts: and other true tales of medical detection

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Truman Talley Books/Dutton, May 1, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 197 pages
It was Berton Roueche's genius to be able to capture the mounting suspense of races against time on the trail of rare and baffling maladies. The cases arise in big cities as well as small towns across America; time spans vary from months before a diagnosis is made to years in search of a cause and a cure. You will meet patients whose courage is as great as their pain and doctors who refuse to take ignorance for an excuse even after exploring one blind alley after another. Above all, you will come to understand the human factor in the scientific mosaic that is medicine, while enjoying the excitement of following a mind-teasing trail of clues in pursuit of a tantalizingly elusive quarry.

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Eight brief chronicles of medical detection by the late RouechÇ (Sea to Shining Sea, 1986, etc.), whose ``Annals of Medicine'' pieces in the New Yorker established him as a master of the genre ... Read full review

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