2016 History Exhibit: Doctor & Detective: Investigating the History of Diagnostics

2016 History Exhibit

Inspection, palpation, auscultation and percussion are the hallmark features of the classic physical examination and highlight the physician's use of his or her senses. All of the senses, including taste and smell, have been used for medical diagnosis at some point in history and form the basis for the development of instruments used to diagnose patients' ailments.

While the earliest physicians used their naked eyes to evaluate patients, the creation of lenses led to instruments that could see into the bodies of patients. Stethoscopes enhanced what could be heard, thermometers quantified what physicians could feel, and diseases that doctors diagnosed by smell became verifiable in the lab. While the evolution of medical technology has brought about tremendous advances in diagnostics, the true art of diagnosing a patient's malady remains within the human (and often hands-on) relationship between the doctor and patient. The 2016 History Exhibit, Doctor & Detective: Investigating the History of Diagnostics, will explore the art of the physical exam and patient history, their importance, evolution and impact on the practice of medicine.

Visit Doctor & Detective in the Science & Technology Hall.

2016 History Exhibit Schedule

Saturday, May 7

11:30 a.m.

History of History and Physical Examination
Michael Moran, MD

12:30 p.m.

Phallus Through Bhutan
Marc Domsky, MD

2:30 p.m.

The Evolution of Teaching the Genital Exam
William Hulbert, MD

4:30 p.m.

Measuring Death
Michael Moran, MD

Sunday, May 8

9:30 a.m.

Complex Cases & Investigations
Marshall Stoller, MD

11:30 a.m.

The Sound & the Fury
Michael Moran, MD

1 – 5:30 p.m.

Forum on the History of Urology
Room 33 San Diego Convention Center

Monday, May 9

10 a.m.

Diagnostics that Define Urology: Practicable Cystoscopy and Kidney Testing
Friedrich Moll, MD

11 a.m.

Detection in the Clinic
Sanjeev Bandi MD, FRCSI, FRACS


Timing the Pulse
Ronald Rabinowitz, MD

2 p.m.

Urologic evaluation in France prior to Radiology
Philip Van Kerrebroeck, MD

Tuesday, May 10

10 a.m.

The Art of Water-Casting
Erwin Rugendorff, MD

11 a.m.

Adventures of Dr Joseph Bell: The Real Sherlock Holmes
Sutchin Patel, MD


Doctor & Detective
Michael Moran, MD