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"You can't teach common sense and good judgment." Everyone has said or heard that statement, but the author of this book apparently does not agree. He strives valiantly to tell to the medical student everything that he should know later in regard to interpersonal relationships in the proper practice of medicine—"everything that he must learn by experience" will be the reaction of most older readers.
The first part of the book, "Medical Reasoning," is the best. As most instructors of physical diagnosis classes (or the introduction to clinical medicine) have done previously, the author emphasizes clearly and well the factors
Prognosis: A Guide to the Study and Practice of Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;65:196–197. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-1-196_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(1):196-197.
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