Colin Powell, MD, FRCP
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Powell C. On Bedside Teaching. Ann Intern Med. 1997;127:172-173. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-127-2-199707150-00042
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1997;127(2):172-173.
TO THE EDITOR:
Thank you for publishing “On Bedside Teaching” . LaCombe nicely distinguishes between principles, to which we allegedly adhere, and practice, which readily obscures patients and their informal care givers behind a morass of figures. According to McKnight and Rockwood  “house staff readily declaim weeks' worth of serial biochemistry but cannot tell when a patient last walked unaided.” One advantage of practicing and teaching geriatric medicine is that one can take the student to the most relevant bedside-the one in the patient's home.
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