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Most of us cannot carry in our heads a complete differential diagnosis of the many symptoms and signs most commonly encountered in the general practice of medicine—hence the potential appeal of the book under review. This type of "laundry list" approach to diagnosis may be dismissed by some as an easy way out. One wonders if it really matters if thereby a diagnostic error due to omission of an otherwise unconsidered disorder is less likely to take place. Recourse to this type of aid is not exactly an intellectual process of the first order but can lead to better medical
Differential Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:466–467. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-466_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):466-467.
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