Diagnosis for Learning in Children with Special Needs

  • Che Kan Leong


In the Mayo Foundation House at the Mayo Clinic (the site of the Symposium) a large stained glass window depicts significant events in medical education, practice, and theory in some 2,000 years of medical history. One of the 12 scenes shows a page boy in a medieval physician’s office presenting a bottle of urine to the urine caster, who “according to the belief of the time, could tell the patient’s disease or diseases by the color of the specimen.” Thus it was in the Middle Ages that the practice of medicine was a mixture of magic, mystery, and superstition. Fortunately, this unscientific approach to medical diagnosis and prescription has long since given way to one based on scientific knowledge and the skills of the physician.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Che Kan Leong
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  1. 1.Department for the Education of Exceptional ChildrenUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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