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The promise of this deceptively simple but actually grandiose title is, to a large extent, fulfilled by a lucid and beautifully written book. I suspect that, rather than to labor in the laboratory or in the clinics, Dr. Feinstein's primary academic responsibility at Yale is to provoke dialogue and reflection. Clinical Judgment would appear to be a product of this calling, and I predict that it will accomplish his purposes.
Dr. Feinstein convincingly essays that the potentially most important, most rewarding, and most exciting biological experiment occurs at the doctor-patient interface. Since diagnostic and therapeutic endeavor is ultimately an experiment,
Clinical Judgment.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1120–1121. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-5-1120_2
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