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Editor's Correspondence
June 12, 2000

We Must Save the Art of Medicine

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Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(11):1701-1702. doi:

The article by Woywodt and colleagues1 addresses a very important issue. It highlights the clinical value of cardiac auscultation. The authors showed their enthusiasm to establish the diagnosis of an anomalous chordae in the right ventricle based on careful physical examination. Their suspicion was not substantiated until they requested a second echocardiogram.

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