DANIEL LASZLO, M.D.; MALCOLM L. COLMER, M.D.; GERSHON B. SILVER, M.D.; SAMUEL STANDARD, M.D.
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This paper deals with errors in diagnosis and management of patients over varying periods of time in several hospital services. The correct diagnosis was finally achieved through the exercise of the viewpoint that nothing should be taken for granted. In reviewing these cases it became increasingly clear that the original error was one easily made, but that the continuation of that error was due to an acceptance of the original data without exploring their verity and completeness. Such errors can be avoided only by constant vigilance.
The educational aspects of these cases lie in the case histories themselves. It is
LASZLO D, COLMER ML, SILVER GB, STANDARD S. ERRORS IN DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF CANCER1: Part I. Ann Intern Med. ;33:670–689. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-3-670
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(3):670-689.
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