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Just One More uestion is the story of Niall Tubridy's career in neurology He shares the stories of encounters that are by turn poignant dramatic and funnyUsing simple and illuminating language Tubridy also explains well known conditions like multiple sclerosis motor neuron disease and Parkinson's and and brings us into the examining room as he accompanies patients with these diagnoses on their challenging pathIn addition he reflects candidly on the reasons he a doctor's son went into medicine how he has been tested and what he has learned about people and about himself along the way


10 thoughts on “Just One More uestion

  1. says:

    This is good interesting because it includes the details and mechanisms of neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease But it doesn't compare with the sublime Everything that Makes Us Human Case Notes of a Children's Brain Surgeon I'm not sure why Maybe it is because neurosurgery is dramatic than the medical practice neurology Maybe it's the writing Both books are well written but this is practical workaday whereas Jay Jayamohan's own emotions and personality are on show in Everything that makes us Human I haven't finished either book nearly both Maybe when I have I'll know


  2. says:

    “getting the patient’s story is central approaching it like a detective adopting a Sherlock Holmesian strategy to finding out the background history and making the connections tracing the patient’s movements and habits in the lead up to the moment they discerned something was wrong It is like a jigsaw and even pieces that appear dull at the outset can be as important as any other piece when we come to see the whole picture Neurologists keep probing Columbo style until they are satisfied that they have found out as much as possible – there is always ‘Just one uestion ’”Niall Tubridy’s Just One More uestion provides the lay reader with an introduction to neurology the medical speciality concerned with diseases of the brain and nerves Dr Tubridy who practises and teaches in Dublin is a frank and amiable guide and his book is accessible lighter on medical jargon and anatomical terminology than many other recent medically themed nonfiction books—say Fragile Lives Stephen Westaby’s memoir of his work as an innovative and risk taking heart surgeon or Gavin Francis’s Shapeshifters On Medicine and Human Change Tubridy’s book focuses mostly on the stories of patients some with commonly known neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia multiple sclerosis Parkinson’s Disease and motor neurone disease ALS; others with lesser known neurological conditions including Guillain–Barré syndrome in which the immune system rapidly attacks the peripheral nerves sometimes leading to life threatening weakening of the muscles of respiration transient global amnesia for which the exact cause remains unknown paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis “spasmodic flailing brought on by the initiation of voluntary movement” and cerebral spinal fluid leaks which occur when the fluid that bathes and cushions the spinal cord and brain issues from a tear in the meninges the membranes that line the skull and the vertebral canalAs well as presenting many stories of his patients over the years Tubridy includes elements of the memoir The reader learns a little about the doctor’s childhood family particularly about his dad a psychiatrist who specialized in treating those with addictions and his brother Ryan a high profile Irish TV presenter his medical training in Dublin London Paris and Melbourne and Irish culture in general The author describes a typical day at the hospital aspects of his work as a professor of neurology and some of the issues and challenges he faces in his interactions with patients not the least of which is their tendency to consult Dr Google and settle on the most dire of diagnoses before even setting foot in his consultation room He addresses many medical professionals’ fear wariness and even dismissal of neurology as a specialty that might offer patients diagnoses but little in the way of treatments He also discusses a challenge common to all physicians these days the drive for efficiency which in Ireland goes by the name of “key performance indicators” These determine how many patients doctors see a day how much time is spent with each and when patients can be safely discharged from hospitals so beds can be freed up Being efficient however has costs doctors feel emotionally exhausted; patients feel robbed of careTo counter the skepticism with which neurology is viewed Dr Tubridy seeks to provide a somewhat optimistic view of the specialty that clearly fascinates him He balances stories of patients with poor outcomes with those whose conditions can be treated ameliorated and sometimes cured I enjoyed his engaging and informative bookRating 35 rounded up


  3. says:

    Somewhat interesting but a bit too lightweight in its explanation of the underlying brain functions and failures for my liking Sounds like exactly the kind of empathic considerate neurologist I’d love to be referred to if I ever needed one though


  4. says:

    Really enjoyed this book 8610


  5. says:

    This book was a good read as a medical student currently in my pre clinical neurology block I think one of the most interesting points he brought up was the difference between living in the land of the well vs the land of the unwell and how doctors are the ones who help people navigate between the two I like the thought of that Being any kind of specialist doctor will mean being an expert guide for patientsI'm curious what it would be like to be a student of Dr Tubridy His voice in the book is confident but humble Yet he describes a former student telling him that his rotation was dreaded as one of the toughest


  6. says:

    Fascinating read I found this book funny at times but so sad at times Each of the patients stories were told with great compassion I hope he writes another book My favourite chapter was the one where he outlines his normal working day I found it fascinating and also touching that he cares so much about the patients Our health service gets such a bashing it’s great to hear from doctors like Professor Tubridy


  7. says:

    As a patient of Professor Tubridy I was intrigued to find out what he Doctors in general thought of their patients As I have CP and also suffer with atypical migraines I am interested in the workings of the brain This is brought an accessible level for anyone to understand and find out a little about the many brain illnesses Now maybe the next time I attend the clinic I will have a greater appreciation for the doctors who I attendI was a patient of his predecessor Professor Hutchinson as were my grandfather and uncle whom had to give them both their MND diagnosis albeit a number of years apart Looking at my MRI scans must have been a nightmare trying to see changes to my brain amongst the old damage at birth Great to know we are all human at the end of the day Now I be watching him watching us after reading this book


  8. says:

    Feel a bit mean with only 3 stars but the format of short chapters gave it an anecdotal feel rather developed narratives A few details and acknowledgement of other team members and organisational issues and frustrations would have been helpful The writing is engaging and respectful of patients and the often devastating impact of neurological conditions and the explanations of the science are just right


  9. says:

    Niall Tubridy seems compassionate and full of wisdom gained from years of experience as one of Ireland's few neurologists His voice and short chapters are easy to read and well writtenBut ButMaybe it's because I recently read The Secret Barrister Stories of the Law and How It's Broken and just have of an interest in law in general but this book just didn't satisfy my curiosity about an entire area of medicine or give me much to think about the health system in general That said I learnt many new things about MS motor neuron disease and just how uickly your life can be turned around Stepping into a doctor's office and being told that you may only have months to live Living with that knowledge is it's unimaginable Like with the above mentioned Secret Barrister this book made me mildly paranoid and resulted in a weird dream or two I just didn't connect to it as deeply as I did the latter


  10. says:

    “One day the sky will fall in on each of us I urge you to celebrate the fact when today is not that day”Niall Tubridy deals with with important stuff The stuff that changes lives for his patients and those around them He does it every day and has given us an insight into some of those days He lets us under the mask of the Consultant to reveal his own uncertainties at times as well as the confidence he gains from having listened so well down the years It that patience to listen and ability to hear the full picture around symptoms that make him an exemplar in what he does And as for the importance of choosing the right words that will be recalled and clung to for years how very true A brilliant start to my reading year Thanks Professor