Should we stop teaching and just tell stories?

Walsh, Kieran
July 2007
Age & Ageing;Jul2007, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p480
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the case of Parkinson's disease involving athlete Muhammad Ali. He cites that the physician who examined Ali in 1979 diagnosed that he had an underactive thyroid gland and prescribed thyroxine for his treatment without performing thyroid function tests. He mentions that Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome after his retirement. He claims that his medical students became interested in the disease when he mentions Ali in his lectures.


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