Clinical paradigms revisited

James L Mallows
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb00951.x
Published online: 2 April 2007

To the Editor: It is clear Dr Wong1 has a practice rather different from mine. He is not used to the truly undifferentiated patients that present in their thousands to emergency departments and general practices every day. There, the art of history and examination is truly alive.

  • Emergency Department, Nepean Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


  • 1. Wong K. Clinical paradigms revisited [letter]. Med J Aust 2006; 185: 671-672. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Stiell IG, Wells GA, Vandemheen K, et al. The Canadian CT Head Rule for patients with minor head injury. Lancet 2001; 357: 1391-1396.
  • 3. Shem S. The house of God. London: Transworld Publishers, 1995.
  • 4. Osler W. Aequanimitas, with other addresses to medical students, nurses and practitioners of medicine. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: P. Blackiston’s Son & Co, 1925.


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