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Top Docs 2020

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The Case of the Fever That Wouldn’t Go Away

Werner was sure he was coming down with the flu. The 73-year-old retiree, who lived with his girlfriend in a five-unit Harvard Square building, first […]


The Case of the Curious Clicking Noise

It all started with an itch. Five years ago, Maryjane was cruising along the road with her windows down after a day of swimming at […]


The Case of the Patient Who Couldn’t Remember

When Neel Madan’s wife came home from the hospital after giving birth to a baby girl and developed a splitting headache, he took her to […]

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The Case of the Invisible, Painless Lump

Alex was living the dream. He’d just returned from a relaxing honeymoon in the Caribbean and was settling down on a small farm in southern […]

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The Case of the Unexplained Limp

Matt was on a health kick. The Duxbury resident was working out four to five times a week—mainly long-distance runs and workout videos at home—when […]


The Case of the Restless Sleeper

Looking back, the signs had been there for years. The unexplained neck pains. The backaches. Waking up on the floor of his bedroom, wondering how […]


The Case of the Heart That Wouldn’t Tick Right

In nursing school, you get used to playing the patient while other students take your blood pressure and check your heart rate. When Elisabeth’s classmate […]


The Case of the Unstoppable Itch

Leslie was visiting her daughter and son-in-law in March 2017 when it started: an intense itching sensation all over her body that couldn’t be quelled. […]

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The Case of the Mysterious Buzzing Body

It usually happened in the dead of night: heart pounding, feelings of detachment, and a strange buzzing sensation, as if a tuning fork had been […]


Top Doctors 2020

Edited by Brittany Jasnoff The best detectives don’t wear trench coats—they wear white coats. How Boston’s brightest doctors are solving the world’s most baffling medical […]