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Sleuth-hiccup!-ing

Lisa Sanders, columnist for the NY Times health section, has proposed another “Think Like a Doctor” medical mystery. The last mystery diagnosis was posted here, involving a healthy child with hairloss. The Presenting Problem: A 46-year-old man comes to the … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and the Ailing Naturalist

History and medicine sleuths at the University of Maryland host a conference each year to solve a historical medical mystery. This year, symptoms which plagued Darwin over the decades have been reconsidered. Now, a new interpretation of his symptoms may … Continue reading

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Update: Case closed

For many who read the solution to the Times’ mystery diagnosis a few weeks ago, something remained amiss. Today, Lisa Sanders insightfully addresses how a patient with such serious symptoms could remain unaware of her condition. Sarah of Washington wrote: “I’m really … Continue reading

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Wonders & Marvels

With the start of the NYT’s digital subscription (which we’ll probably eventually purchase), we’re searching for additional venues for intellectual procrastination. Enter – Wonders & Marvels. The site, edited by Professor Holly Tucker of Vanderbilt  University, is a forum for … Continue reading

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Life imitates art

Usually it’s the other way around. House, Fox’s wildly successful medical mystery show, was originally based on Lisa Sanders’ mystery diagnosis column for the NY Times. Today, Dr. Sanders is holding a competition to “Think Like a Doctor,” and deduce … Continue reading

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