LEOPOLD BRAHDY, M.D.; SAMUEL KAHN, M.D.
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Every part of the body is daily subject to all kinds of minor traumata, of which the individual is usually only vaguely conscious. When, following any such trauma, undue symptoms appear, the patient promptly recalls the recent injury and tends to attribute to it the condition from which he suffers. If the accident was an unusually dramatic one, a patient will be even more convinced that his condition resulted therefrom, even though it occurred long before the symptoms became manifest.
In eliciting the history in such a case, it is important to remember that the patient's opinion as to the
BRAHDY L, KAHN S. CLINICAL APPROACH TO ALLEGED TRAUMATIC DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:491–499. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-4-491
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(4):491-499.
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