CORVALLIS, Ore. - A physician whose column was the inspiration for the hit television series "House," will speak on medical mysteries and the art of diagnosis in a lecture at Oregon State University on Tuesday, March 13, at LaSells Stewart Center.

Dr. Lisa Sanders is speaking as part of the OSU Program in Medical Humanities lecture series. The free public event includes a public reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m.

Sanders' monthly "Diagnosis" column in The New York Times Magazine was an inspiration for the Fox TV series "House," which has been on the air since 2004. She is also one of the show's technical advisers.

She will discuss some of the key messages from her new book, "Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis." An interview and excerpt from her book on National Public Radio can be found here:

Kirkus Reviews described Sanders book as: "A doctor's insightful reflections on the disconnect between how physicians should practice and how they actually practice."

Sanders is a board-certified internist on the faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine.

The lecture is sponsored by the Hundere Endowment for Religion and Culture, the OSU Program in Medical Humanities, Horning Program for Humanities Scholarship, Office of Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and University Honors College.

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Courtney Campbell, 541-737-6196