Excerpt from The Eclectic Review, 1910, Vol. 13
In making a diagnosis which will serve as a foundation for a rational treatment, it will not do to disregard the fact that most adults, like children, are too ignorant of disease to give us intelligent aid. We must, therefore, be careful in our examinations, and thus reach conclusions from what we have ascertained by means of an educated use of our senses.
By these remarks it is not meant that we should entirely dis regard the advantage of such information as we can get from patients and nurses, for there are some things the patient or friends will know, and a little thought will enable us to form questions so as to get the real facts. But there are many things that neither can know anything about with any certainty, and these should always be avoided.
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