This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
Berton Roueché has written so well about medical sleuthing that newcomers enter the field at their peril. Dr. Kra's notebook contains memoirs, case notes, perhaps some fiction, and at least three intriguing and well-told medical mysteries, including that of his own childhood fever of unknown origin. Sadly, one suspects the concern for marketability urging the mold elsewhere, even where it fits less well. Such concerns lead to portions unworthy of Dr. Kra. "Leysin," however, is a touching, bittersweet evocation of the delicate feelings that arise between a medical student and his patient, a very young woman with advanced tuberculosis. The
The Three-Legged Stallion and Other Tales from a Doctor's Notebook. Ann Intern Med. 1989;111:695. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-8-695_1
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(8):695.
Copyright © 2018 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use