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MEANINGLESS DIAGNOSES.

JAMA. 2008;299(21):2573. doi:10.1001/jama.299.21.2573.
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Harry I. Wiel, M.D., San Francisco.

Medical science has shown an astounding progress in our generation, not only in knowledge but also in wisdom, and with this has come a refreshing education of the public in matters regarding disease and its treatment. This education, rather than interfering with the efficiency of the medical man [sic] by the obtrusiveness of the public with whom a little learning might have been a dangerous thing, has brought about a most invigorating cooperation and has increased the trust and confidence of the doctor's position.

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