The Man Who Grew Two Breasts: and Other True Tales of Medical Detectionby Berton Roueche
For 50 years, Berton Roueche's absorbing accounts of the unraveling of medical mysteries were a much anticipated feature of The New Yorker. At his death last spring, Roueche left behind seven new narratives that have never been published in book form. This book collects these works along with one earlier classic--all relating true tales of strange illnesses, rare diseases, and the brilliant minds who race to understand and conquer them.
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The stories included in this book were a little tedious. The maladies themselves, and the paths used by the physicians to diagnose them, were interesting, but the storytelling was drawn out. In particular I found the "conversational" style unappealing.