ROY S. LEADINGHAM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In the light of the experience of those who, like Dunbar,1 believe that many of the errors in medical diagnosis and treatment can be traced to the medical history, a review of the status of the medically acceptable case record should provide material which could be used for determining some of the sources of error and how they might be avoided or minimized.
Medical histories have been recorded since the beginning of history itself. Devotees left their stories on the pillars of the temples before Hippocrates braved the dawn of modern medical science, and down the centuries have come the
LEADINGHAM RS. THE MEDICAL HISTORY: A SUGGESTED TECHNIC FOR INTERNISTS AND GENERAL PRACTITIONERS1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:929–935. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-6-929
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