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Medical Mysteries: The Testament of a Clinical Scientist

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:184
  1. Ayan Panja (, general practitioner
  1. north London

    Have you ever wondered while treating a patient with rheumatoid arthritis or hypertension what causes their condition? This authoritative book, based on research and patients with whom the author has worked, tries to unearth such causes.

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    Book Guild, £15.95, pp 505 ISBN 1 85776 976 7

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    An updated version of 21 Medical Mysteries by the same author, this time John Dickinson, emeritus professor of medicine at St Bartholomew's and the London School of Medicine, covers 42 subjects, each relating to a condition not fully understood, thereby making it a medical mystery. He includes all of the conditions you might expect and more—asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, myalgic …

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