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Although pedagogues might dissent, I believe that the most efficient device—for its cost—for the teaching of clinical medicine to large groups is that primitive form of "programmed text," the clinicopathological conference. This judgment rests on one assumption—that the spectator also be participant in mind, even if not in voice. Preferably he will have derived his own conclusions from the protocol before he hears the analysis of the "teacher." However, the busy house officer or physician does not always take time to do this necessary "homework." He may then fall back to a hasty, unmeditated, on-the-spot analysis, and he further runs
Bone and Joint Clinicopathological Conferences of the Massachusetts General Hospital.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:826. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-4-826
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(4):826.
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