The Secrets of Modern Medicine Revealed

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The content of this book is clearly explained in its subtitle: "How does the doctor find out what is wrong with you? Well, basically, you tell him!" This book is all about telling the patients about the importance of proper doctor-patient communication. This book is written in a very simple language that is easy to understand for anyone without any prior medical knowledge. The author uses common everyday examples to explain complex concepts of how doctors evaluate patients. The book is written in a very systematic way and covers all aspects of patient care. It explains in details about how and why it is important for the patient to tell their doctors all about their symptoms. It says that the most important information required for a correct diagnosis comes from the patient. If the patient does not come forward and talk to the doctor about how, when and where the symptoms started, it will be very difficult for the doctor to get the right diagnosis. The book also explains why doctors and nurses all all those detailed questions about patient's social life, family members and occupation. It stresses the importance of knowing the specific situation of a particular patient in details before considering the diagnostics tests and testament options. It also explains the biological reason behind the fact that "one size fits all" does not work well with medical diagnostic evaluation and treatment process. In the first few chapters, it explains in a very convincing way that blood tests and x-rays only supplement the careful and detailed personal evaluation and examination done by the doctor. It goes on to explain that no single medical test is perfect. It states that test results and x-ray pictures are only significant in the right context and do not replace the subjective evaluation by the doctor.

It also describes how doctors conduct a physical exam and what information they get by listening to the patient's chest with the stethoscope. it tells you what is taught in medical schools and how medical students transform into practicing doctors.