Snowball in a Blizzard: A Physician's Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine


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Author: Steven Hatch Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 312 There's a running joke among radiologists: finding a tumor in a mammogram is akin to finding a snowball in a blizzard. A bit of medical gallows humour, this simile illustrates the difficulties of finding signals (the snowball) against a background of noise (the blizzard). Doctors are faced with similar difficulties every day when sifting through piles of data from blood tests to X-rays to endless lists of patient symptoms.Diagnoses are often...

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