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September 13, 1976

Lessons Learned From a PatientChanging Concepts Rather Than Facts

Author Affiliations

From the Infectious Disease Section, Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston.

JAMA. 1976;236(11):1268-1269. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270120044025

Many concepts pertaining to urinary tract infections and considered to be established or dogma are, in fact, incorrect or subject to modification. The physician should not be too rigid in his thinking regarding this disorder, as new knowledge constantly becomes available, disproving previously cherished beliefs. The case described appears to underscore this better than any hypothetical situation.

(JAMA 236:1268-1269, 1976)