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It is almost axiomatic that the most detailed and exhaustive neurological examination does not guarantee a correct diagnosis. Indeed the number of suggested diagnoses tends to be directly proportional to the compulsive thoroughness of the procedure. This discouraging fact faces the student who is about to embark on this 430-page, programmed text. If he chooses to tackle the "shorter version," study time will be reduced to 42 hr (not including review time). This abbreviated version is due to omission of the 5% optional material (that is, all six pages on cerebral circulation), but does not include any of the 58
Technique of the Neurological Examination. A Programmed Text.. Ann Intern Med. ;71:677. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-3-677_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(3):677.
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