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The first step in researching a difficult clinical problem usually involves reading a standard internal medicine textbook. If questions remain, then most physicians would turn to subspeciality books or the recent medical literature. A potential alternative source of information is this book.
Chapters were chosen to represent the most "enigmatic clinical presentations, without regard to their frequency in practice." Chapters first present an overview, followed by a description of the history and physical examination, "high payoff" questions, and an overview of the laboratory or radiographic evaluation. Each chapter concludes with a suggested approach to the problem, which often includes an
Difficult Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. ;102:729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-729_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):729.
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