"[M]edical biographies provide a unique perspective on our heroes, reminding us of their human frailties. Retrodiagnosing, however, skirts all this agony. The 'patients' are long past helping, so the intellectual satisfaction of solving a diagnostic puzzle can be enjoyed without any of the pressure. It's the difference between reading a detective novel and doing real police work." --The Wall Street Journal
"Dr. Mackowiak is to be congratulated for making the CPC format enjoyable, educational, and thought-provoking for current and future physicians." --Clinical Infectious Diseases
About the Author
Philip A. Mackowiak is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Carolyn Frenkil and Selvin Passen History of Medicine Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.