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Lut

Lut Antwerpen, Belgium Member Since 2012
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  • "Every medical doctor should read this!"

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    I am an infectious disease physician. 'Bad Pharma' is a book about the failure of implementing evidence based clinical medicine, the factors contributing to it and the fake fixes. This is an eye opener, useful for all MDs whether involved in clinical trials, receiving pharma reps or going on conference trips with pharma and other “jollies”. (we all say that we are not influenced…) Also interesting is the conflict of interest that Journals have in publishing clinical trials.

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    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

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    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Jot Davies
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    'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

    Lut says: "Every medical doctor should read this!"
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  • Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis

    "How to be a doctor."

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    Having retired from the practice of medicine a year or so ago, the subject of this book is naturally of more than passing interest to me. The author was a journalist who was so attracted by medicine that she quit her job and trained to be a doctor. An impressive feat, and providing her with a mature view of medicine and the tools to express it in easily read prose.



    I understand that much of the book derives from her newspaper column, and that this column was part of the inspiration for the TV series 'House.' The principal point she makes in the book is that medicine has departed from the personal professional model which prevailed until the 1960s and has become a technical scientific process which all too often concentrates more on the patient's test results while ignoring the patient.



    Well this is something which I have felt throughout my medical career. Indeed I remember a joke which was current in my undergraduate days about American ward rounds. It was said that the ward round would take place in a room off the ward where the patient's biochemical, haematological and pathological test results were presented and discussed. If at the end of this process no firm conclusion on the diagnosis or management of the case could be reached the senior clinician would say, 'Well all the tests are inconclusive, I suppose we'd better go and see the patient.'



    I am happy to say that in my day we could see the error in this approach. A famous Canadian Physician, Sir William Osler (1849-1919) was the founder of patient centred medicine, and famously said, 'Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis.' This was true then and remains so. This book is a valuable reminder of this.



    The author narrates it herself, and I find her delivery a little wearing. That may just be me, she is a well-respected broadcaster in her own country. I find the points made in the book somewhat repetitive, and I think it would have benefited from a little more aggressive editing.

Ryan

Ryan manchester, lancashire, United Kingdom 17/03/2011
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    Great read (or listen) by all accounts but it does get a little deep in some areas so be prepared for some deep technical bits.

    Like I said great read tho.

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    Lillian says: "Really interesting listen!"

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