Some studies have shown that there is a serious communication gap between clinicians and pathologists.1 “Clinicians are from Mars and pathologists are from Venus” has been the impression of some authors.2 Others have aptly described the clinician–pathologist relationship as “peculiar yet the two are not dissociable”.
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50 shades of blue and pink: the 10 cardinal sins of the clinician . . . according to his anatomical pathologist
Admire Matsika and Bhuvana Srinivasan
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): 668-669.
Admire Matsika, MB ChB, Registrar1
Bhuvana Srinivasan, MB BS, MD, FRCPA, Anatomical Pathologist2
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Powsner SM, Costa J, Homer RJ. Clinicians are from Mars and pathologists are from Venus. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2000; 124: 1040-1046.
Tranbaloc P. [The clinician and the pathologist: a peculiar, yet not dissociable couple] [French]. Gynecol Obstet Fertil 2005; 33: 961-963.
Matsuda Y, Fujii T, Suzuki T, et al. Comparison of fixation methods for preservation of morphology, RNAs, and proteins from paraffin-embedded human cancer cell-implanted mouse models. J Histochem Cytochem 2011; 59: 68-75.
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