ALVAN R. FEINSTEIN, M.D.
The following paper is the second of four parts of Dr. Feinstein's cogent analysis of scientific methodology in clinical medicine. The subsequent parts, which will appear in the November and December issues of the ANNALS, are subtitled as follows: "III. The Evaluation of Therapeutic Response" and "IV. Acquisition of Clinical Data."—Ed.
OUTLINE OF CONTENTS: PART II
TAXONOMIC ARRANGEMENT OF DATA IN HUMAN DISEASE
EVOLUTION OF CLINICAL DATA FROM DIAGNOSTIC TO JUDGMENTAL FUNCTIONS
CLINICAL DATA AS SCIENTIFIC VARIABLES IN CLINICAL REASONING
CLASSIFICATION OF CLINICAL BEHAVIOR OF A DISEASE
MODE OF DETECTION AND GENERAL CLINICAL STATE
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ALVAN R. FEINSTEIN. Scientific Methodology in Clinical Medicine: II. Classification of Human Disease by Clinical Behavior. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:757–781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-757
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):757-781.
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