Listen to your patient; he is telling you the diagnosis.
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.
Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.
There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.”
Over 100 years ago a man of great stature wrote these words as guideposts for future practitioners. Their truth rings as loudly today as it did when he wrote them. Sadly, this words no longer reflect the thought of modern conventional medicine.