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The Hand as a Mirror of Systemic Disease.

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By BERRY THEODORE J.. . 215 pages; 28.5 X 22 cm. F. A. Davis Company; , Philadelphia: , 1963.. Price, $15.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):346. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-346_1
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The physician who wishes to be a superb physician must have a zeal for his daily work; if he is to be skillful in diagnosis, his zeal must include a passionate attention to all the bits of evidence presented by his patients. When this passionate attention is focused on one source of evidence—on the eyegrounds, on the hair, on the nails, on the family history—and not to the exclusion of the others, this interest may become a clinical hobby that if pursued steadily returns to the physician multiplying benefits of knowledge and, hence, of skill.

From such persistent observation of


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