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During my residency more than20 years ago, Dr Theodore Frakerataught me these 2 diagnostic principles,and I will rely on them as longas I practice medicine:
During my residency more than 20 years ago, Dr Theodore Frakera taught me these 2 diagnostic principles, and I will rely on them as long as I practice medicine:
• Common diagnoses are common, and uncommon diagnoses are uncommon.
• Uncommon presentations of common diagnoses are far more common than uncommon diagnoses.
-- James Justice, MD
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
a Dr Fraker is still both practicing and teaching; currently, he is professor of internal medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine.
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