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Predictive Health by Michael M. E. Johns, Kenneth L. Brigham

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CHAPTER 13

Evidence-Based Health

DR. A. MCGEHEE (MAC) HARVEY was professor and chairman of the department of medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the late 1960s when Mr. Hensley spent his last days there. Dr. Harvey was a taciturn Arkansan, who spoke only when he had something worthwhile to say and then in a viscous drawl typical of the region where he was born and raised. He conducted professor’s rounds once a week on the Osler wards. Those rounds were occasions for residents, students, and interns to present a case to “The Professor” and then line up three deep around the patient’s bed while Dr. Harvey conducted a wordless and painfully long physical examination. The cases he saw were the most difficult, those that no one could diagnose. His ...

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