Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:197-200.
In search of obscure diagnoses: House
by Scott F. Morrison, MD
House is a show about zebras.
Some time in medical school or residency, every young doctor is told: “When you hear hoof beats, look for horses, not zebras.” In other words, focus on the common causes of symptoms first, not the obscure ones.
Gregory House, MD, the specialist other doctors call when they can’t make the diagnosis, takes the opposite approach….
BZ to Scott. Polite Dissent isn’t a ‘usual’ medblog, concerning itself with comics and their medical aspects, but if you’re not checking it out you should be.