ABC of General Surgery in Children: NOTHING NEWBMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7025.239 (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:239
- N H Naqvi
Prediction of outcome of disease and risk assessment by a system of scoring has now been widely accepted in modern medicine. The concept is not new. Hippocrates wrote in Prognostica, “I hold that it is an excellent thing for a physician to practise forecasting.”
Substantial evidence of prognostic scoring was found in an Arabic manuscript—the MS 329 at the John Rylands University of Manchester library entitled The Sufficient in …
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