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The presentation of disease of the ear and the diagnostic possibilities

  • A. G. D. Maran
Part of the The New Medicine book series (NEME, volume 4)

Abstract

The patient, through his appearance, behaviour and background, supplies diagnostic clues to the physician, who interprets them according to his own experience and training. The doctor then forms a hypothesis which may be accepted or rejected as the result of further investigation. At some stage a diagnostic label may be applied and appropriate management instituted. The response to treatment may itself alter the original hypothesis.

Keywords

Otitis Medium Tympanic Membrane Acute Otitis Medium External Auditory Canal Chronic Otitis Medium 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© MTP Press Limited 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. D. Maran
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal InfirmaryEdinburghScotland

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