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Patients bring symptoms to the physician. The doctor's task is to identify these complaints, analyze them, wend his way through the diagnostic process, and arrive at the final diagnosis. The guidebooks that promise to help in this assignment vary widely in their styles. Some go deeply into pathophysiology, probing the mechanisms and manifestations of disordered structure and function, and endeavoring to provide guidance through understanding. Others of more recent origin offer branching logic trees designed to lead the physician in measured geometric steps to his goal.
Common Symptoms of Disease in Adults takes neither of these routes. Instead, Fowler takes
Common Symptoms of Disease in Adults.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:438. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-3-438_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(3):438.
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