The Man Who Got Lost In Duty Free - Video Casebook: Medicine
- By: Kay Seong Ngoo
The title is bewildering and this will certainly encourage the reader to explore beyond the covers. This is not a mystery novelette; it is a compilation of 50 real medical cases. It is packed with photographs of the patients involved and accompanied by a CD Rom filled with video clips that effectively illustrate the diseases.
Professor Levy introduces the readers to a man lost in an airport who subsequently became irritable and confused during his flight. The other clue given is that the man's promiscuous lifestyle led to an HIV infection. At the end of a half page history we are told that this man has AIDS dementia. What follows is a minitutorial on HIV infection and AIDS dementia, complete with the pathophysiology. Five multiple choice questions are conveniently added at the end of each case - probably to check whether the reader has been paying attention or has simply