The art of observation is central to the art of medicine, and William Osler was its greatest teacher. Here are some more lessons from the master.
Not only doctors stand to benefit from Joseph Bell’s valuable lesson on the art of observation. The general public (i.e. prospective patients…) would also do well to take heed. For instance, I came across an unfortunate triage note recently. Paraphrased, it read: “51 year-old female feeling nauseated after drinking an unknown substance from her refrigerator. [...]