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July 1971

Entstehung von Fehldiagnosen.

Arch Neurol. 1971;25(1):96. doi:10.1001/archneur.1971.00490010106024

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Diagnostic errors are not uncommon and that they may result from an initial erroneous impression formed in crowded outpatient clinics or emergency rooms is well known. That they are later corrected by careful neurological examination is hardly classifiable as a triumph for the neurologist.

This book addresses itself to this problem divided into three parts. It first deals with errors caused by a faulty system of diagnoses: it then contains remarks on errors made by neurologists; and concludes with a collection of 105 illustrative case histories. These cases, although intrinsically of interest, have little to offer to those anxious to sharpen their clinical acumen. The book provides pleasant weekend browsing because of the excellent illustrations and the care with which it was produced and it stands as a memorial to the clinical expertise of the author.

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