Hellenic holocaust: a historical clinico-pathologic conference.

  title={Hellenic holocaust: a historical clinico-pathologic conference.},
  author={David T. Durack and Robert J. Littman and Robert Michael Benitez and Philip A. Mackowiak},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={109 5},
The traditional clinico-pathologic conference (CPC) begins with a case presentation. Next, a clinician analyzes the clinical information, illustrating the diagnostic process and proposing one “best-fit” diagnosis for the anonymous (and often dead) patient. Finally, a pathologist presents the actual autopsy or histologic findings, either validating or rejecting the clinician’s diagnosis. This “historical” CPC differs from the traditional CPC in two ways: first, we have no all-knowing pathologist… CONTINUE READING