What Doctors and Patients Don’t Want to Talk About

Dr. Robert Truog, a medical ethicist, talks about transparency between patients and doctors, the challenges to this ideal and the future of the patient-doctor relationship.

Science Diction: The Origin Of ‘Tuberculosis’

When doctors autopsied tuberculosis patients, they described finding round, white swellings, especially in and around the lungs. Medical historian Howard Markel describes how those potato-like growths led to the disease being called tuberculosis, from the Latin tuber.

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