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Magnificus in distress

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7271.1297/a (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1297
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    When Professor Magnificus does ward rounds followed by his extensive retinue, everybody admires his exquisite bedside manner. If he detects a murmur that nobody has heard, or feels a spleen that nobody has felt, the students think that he is the very incarnation of Sir William Osler. Brilliant are the comments that he makes after each case presentation, as he draws from his extensive clinical experience and brings in relevant or irrelevant facts …

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