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Taking a history

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 08 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1374
  1. Rajendra Kale (
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    Doctors always have a story to tell about how they made a brilliant diagnosis from the history alone. The patient is usually someone seen earlier by a rival doctor who failed to make the correct diagnosis, despite having all possible investigations to hand. It is usually an “I am so clever” story, but Matthew Bull (p 1339) has an honest and courageous story to tell. He recounts how he …

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