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April 6, 1994

Situs Inversus due to Canadian Medical System? No: Bashful Author Covered Belly Button

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Denver, Colo

JAMA. 1994;271(13):984. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510370036026

To the Editor.  —I am taken by the idea of The Rational Clinical Examination, but the most recent article1 has me stumped. Figure 3 on page 2219 baffled me. Is this patient suffering from situs inversus? Is this an examination maneuver that requires the physician to stand on his or her head? Is this a side effect of the vaunted Canadian medical system? I gave up.

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