Why Medical Case Reports?

  title={Why Medical Case Reports?},
  author={Gunver S. Kienle},
  journal={Global Advances in Health and Medicine},
  pages={8 - 9}
  • G. Kienle
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Medicine
  • Global Advances in Health and Medicine
Medicine is built up of single cases. Individual patients—single cases—are the essence of what medicine deals with. Every patient is important, and every case can be a lesson. Clinician, researcher, and epidemiologist Alvan Feinstein said, “In caring for patients, clinicians constantly perform experiments. During a single week of active practice, a busy clinician conducts more experiments than most of his laboratory colleagues do in a year.”1 Medicine stretches between the intertwined poles of… 
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