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All good clinicians know how much information they can gather from what they see, from the patient's gait, the color of skin, dirty fingernails, bulging veins, averted gaze. And our times have brought even more visual clues to disease, including a great range of images with almost incredible detail: angiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging. How ironic, then, that some of our leading vehicles for medical information, journals and books, carry on their two-dimensional pages little of the multidimensional information that can indeed be represented by skillful use of available methods. The fault lies partly with editors, partly with authors.
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Envisioning Information. Ann Intern Med. 1990;113:415–416. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-5-415_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(5):415-416.
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