Comments for: Faking sick is less art, more science

Posted Oct. 17, 2011, at 2:29 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Ted Bell knew his portrayal of a depressed, elderly patient was convincing when the medical student who was examining him broke down in tears. Her instructors had to call a timeout because his flat monotone and unkempt appearance reminded her too much of her father, who had similar …

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