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A patient who changed my practice: The importance of touch

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 27 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:g
  1. B Ramamurthi, neurosurgeon
  1. Madras

    In a busy neurosurgical practice the patients are presented by the residents after examination. Often the diagnosis is apparent, as in the case of the 80 year old woman who had severe trigeminal neuralgia and who came from a remote village in south India. From the way she walked in, …

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