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These are all true stories says Buchanan: "Great care has been taken to present the truth and substance of the individual clinical accounts with real and accurate descriptions of the disease process." In the context of such claims, the author's style demands quotation. In the chapter on Thomas Wolfe one learns that Wolfe, at 38 years of age, seemed to recover from "pneumonia" in May 1938, but by August had developed terrible headaches that "curled and coiled and cantilevered across the brow, down the neck, and seemed to vibrate all the cranial nerves from the trigeminal to glossopharyngeal." Wolfe had
Patient Encounters: The Experience of Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;111:447. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-5-447_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(5):447.
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