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Subheadings in each chapter, such as "Criteria for Diagnosis," are used to link the clinical aspects of disease with a
Medicine for the Practicing Physician. Ann Intern Med. 1989;110:174. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-2-174_1
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