SAMUEL LEVINE, M.D.
From time to time the statement is made at medical meetings and in the medical press that the introduction of laboratory methods in the practice of medicine has impaired the physician's powers of observation and his clinical sense; and that, as a result of this, his diagnostic abilities have deteriorated and both patient and physician are thereby the losers.
It must be admitted that there is some truth in this statement. The keen sense perceptions of the animal, so important in its struggle for existence, are very much diminished in civilized man (Darwin1). In his struggles he has developed tools
LEVINE S. Laboratory Methods in Clinical Medicine1: Report of Three Cases: (1) Diaphragmatic Eventration: (2) Chronic Nephritis without Hypertension, Cardiac Hypertrophy or Retinal Changes: (3) Unusual Case of Cholelithiasis. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1000–1009. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-8-1000
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(8):1000-1009.
Biliary Disorders, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hypertension.
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