If you get talking to a doctor, you’re bound to hear stories of how his or her detective work solved a patient’s bizarre ailment. In this special issue of Discover, we collected some of the strangest riddles from the exam room as told by the doctors who solved them. Odd smells, mysterious silences and even a mustache are all clues that lead to unexpected diagnoses in this collection of stories.
In addition to medical oddities, you’ll also explore the experiments, tools and breakthroughs that changed the face of medicine. We talk to the doctor who gave himself an ulcer for science, and the man who’s using the genome to revolutionize health care. From cover to cover, you’re sure to gain an appreciation for the men and women on the frontlines of solving today's medical mysteries.
This special issue is not part of the subscription package and won't be posted online — it's exclusively available for purchase here.