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There is nothing new under the sun. Hippocrates taught at the bedside; and from the later school at Salerno, there has survived the plaint of a patient at what he had to endure from the cold hands of examining students. Today, bedside teaching is no longer the novelty in this country that it was thirty years ago, when its inclusion in the curriculum was mentioned with conscious pride in the school catalogue. Yet, it is questionable whether in all these centuries the technic of bedside teaching has been improved or has deteriorated.
Too often today bedside teaching consists of the
BEDSIDE TEACHING. Ann Intern Med. ;6:1510–1511. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-11-1510
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(11):1510-1511.
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