It’s been quite a while since the medical aspects of touch have been featured here. Catching up, this post is about a dean of American physician-writers who was quoted in an NPR feature:
At Stanford Medical School, physician/professor/best-selling author (of Cutting for Stone) Abraham Verghese is leading the charge to restore the physical exam to what he considers its rightful place, and bring doctors’ skill up to snuff.
“I sometimes joke that if you come to our hospital missing a finger, no one will believe you until we get a CAT scan, an MRI and an orthopedic consult,” Verghese says. “We just don’t trust our senses.”