2/16/12: Bedside Manners

Feb 15, 2012

Thursday, Doug sits down with doctor and writer Abraham Verghese. Verghese wrote the wildly popular novel Cutting for Stone, and he's in Utah. He's said that he has "the distinct feeling that the patient in America is becoming invisible her illness has been translated into binary signals stored in the computer." Verghese is interested in listening and interacting with people through the art and ritual of the physical exam. We'll talk about that connection and what it means for the patient.

  • Abraham Verghese is giving the Tanner Lecture on Human Values at the University of Utah. Tickets are sold out. To learn more about the Tanner Humanities Center, click here

Books by Abraham Verghese:

Music from Zoe Keating's Into The Trees