Understanding the scientific underpinnings of much of the diagnosing, prognosing, treating, and preventing that make up the practice of medicine is a long and noble tradition of internal medicine. The discipline's very name comes from the German term meaning to know the internal basis for symptoms and signs. The intellectual heritage of internists as respected clinicians in the community and as contributors to science in medical schools and research institutes testifies to the importance internists place on basic science.
In 1992, the basic sciences of clinical medicine encompass many areas barely covered in medical school curricula even a few years
Basic Science Reviews. Ann Intern Med. ;117:439. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-5-439
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(5):439.
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