PETER G. TUTEUR, M.D.
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To the editor: In his recent review of Paul Culter's text, Problem Solving in Clinical Medicine (1), Dr. Barondess (2) seems to have missed the point. Cutler expands the implications of the book's title when he states that the text serves "as a model for teaching students how to think—to learn—then think again." Dr. Barondess seems to imply that Problem Solving in Clinical Medicine deteriorates into a discourse on the tricks of the trade without sufficient focus on substance and pathophysiology. Cutler acknowledges the importance of pathophysiology but underscores the "pragmatics of practice" by showing the effect of scholarly study
TUTEUR PG. Review of Problem Solving in Clinical Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;104:289. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-289_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):289.
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