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The prospective reader contemplating this remarkable book should not anticipate the conventional approach to disease that will systematically take him through etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory manifestations, and therapy. The authors make their intent quite clear in the preface where they emphasize the importance of "sound training in hippocratic, i.e. empirical medicine" and decry the fact that the graduating young physician "has received inadequate training in the individualized medicine which must be practiced at the bedside." Dr. Snapper has been joined by Dr. Kahn, his admitted silent partner of the first edition, in an effort to remedy this situation. To
Bedside Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:260–261. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-1-260_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(1):260-261.
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