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White Coat Tales

Medicine’s Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Heroes, Diseases, and Remedies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert B. Taylor
      Pages 3-30
    3. Robert B. Taylor
      Pages 31-50
    4. Robert B. Taylor
      Pages 51-63
  3. The Heritage and Culture of Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Robert B. Taylor
      Pages 67-86
    3. Robert B. Taylor
      Pages 87-102
    4. Robert B. Taylor
      Pages 119-135
    5. Robert B. Taylor
      Pages 136-150
  4. Clinical Notes and Medical Misadventures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Robert B. Taylor
      Pages 153-174
    3. Robert B. Taylor
      Pages 231-245
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-271

About this book


White Coat Tales: Medicine's Heroes, Heritage and Misadventures, a collection of intriguing medical stories, is ideal reading for physicians, residents, medical students and all clinicians seeking new insights into medical history. The book is written by Dr. Robert B. Taylor, a distinguished leader in medical education and highly respected author of over 23 medical books. Each chapter presents a number of the fascinating tales of legendary medical innovators, diseases that changed history, insightful clinical sayings, famous persons and their illnesses, and epic blunders made by physicians and scientists. The book relates the stories in history to what clinicians do in practice today, and it highlights what all health professionals should know about the career path they have chosen. 


Family Medicine General Medicine History Taylor diagnosis education

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family Medicine School of MedicineOregon Health & Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

About the authors

Robert Taylor is  well known and highly regarded in the field of Family Medicine. Dr. Taylor has more than 14 years in private practice and 26 years in academic medicine.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title White Coat Tales
  • Book Subtitle Medicine’s Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures
  • Authors Robert B. Taylor
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-73079-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1619-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-73080-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Medicine
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