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Neurologists have long prided themselves on the fact that their field is primarily one of physical diagnosis: the history and examination of the patient is far more likely to lead to correct assessment of the problem than any battery of laboratory procedures. And this is still the case, even in this era of computerized tomography and esoteric assays of vapors and humors. There is also no question that any physician dealing with live patients is going to be confronted with disorders of the nervous system or its end organs. One estimate is that out of 200 persons in the general
An Atlas of Clinical Neurology.. Ann Intern Med. ;86:373–374. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-3-373_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(3):373-374.
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