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Episode 64: A Vicious Circle

During World War II, the US Army launched a seemingly routine experiment to find the ideal way to screen soldiers for tuberculosis. Jacob Yerushalmy, the statistician in charge of this project, would succeed at this task — and end up fundamentally changing our conception of medical diagnosis in the process. […]


Episode 63: Signals

What does it mean when different physicians disagree about a diagnosis? I am joined by Dr. Shani Herzig as we explore this issue in the second part of my series on diagnosis. We’re going to discuss the advent of signal detection theory in the middle of the 20th century as […]


Diagnosing Diagnosis: A Historical and Epistemological Exploration of the Internist’s Most Important Procedure

  What does it mean to make a diagnosis? Are we always talking about the same thing? If you couldn’t make the lecture in person, here is a recording of the Grand Rounds I gave this year at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where I explore the changing definitions of diagnosis […]