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Case of Caring

I have long been a fan of the “Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital,” which is published weekly in the New England Journal of Medicine. For many years, I made a point of recommending them to medical students and internal medicine residents as a model of concise yet comprehensive case presentations.No wasted words, no missing information, and none of the filler that trainees often added when they presented cases, such as “on heart exam….” or “the sodium was high at….”  As I always reminded them (often not as gently as I should have), if they were reporting a heart murmur, I knew it part of their examination of the heart, and if the sodium was 149, I knew that was high. Continue reading Case of Caring