Medical reasoning and artificial intelligence: general presentation of the problem

@inproceedings{Fieschi1990MedicalRA,
  title={Medical reasoning and artificial intelligence: general presentation of the problem},
  author={Marius Fieschi},
  year={1990}
}
The task of medicine as currently practised consists of acquiring the relevant information from a patient and using it in the light of current knowledge to establish a diagnosis or to treat disease. Before considering therapy, the doctor generally postulates a sub-goal, an attempt to establish a diagnosis which explains the patient’s data. 

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