Anti-intellectualism in Medicine …

From last week’s US News & World Report:

I had become aware of misdiagnoses of family and friends. I was teaching three years ago, and I found that many of the students were very smart. But they were latching on to these algorithms, making very quick judgments, and following cookbook-type recipes for diagnosis and treatment. I thought to myself, “How can I teach them to think better? How is it that I have made misdiagnoses, and senior colleagues of mine sometimes miss very important diagnoses?” To do that, I had to understand how doctors think.

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