Last week saw the return to our hospital of Professor Stein from Florida, USA.
Prof Stein spent 3 days going through daily cases and teaching the internal medicine residents with particular focus on history taking in order to consider the diagnosis before seeing the patients at the bedside.
Various cases were presented including a recent case of Tetanus, Miliary TB, Castleman's Disease and psoas abscesses with additional vertebral infection.
There was the excellent chance of a combined meeting with Prof Stein, the US Navy Hospital from Yokosuka and our institution. This meeting generated direct and frank discussion of the cases, the likely causes and the management.
In all, the 3 day whirlwind tour was an excellent opportunity for the residents to present their cases to a distinguished Professor of Medicine in English and to hear his words of wisdom.