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Physicians author book on clinical reasoning


Tufts Medical Center physicians Jerome P. Kassirer, MD, Richard I. Kopelman, MD, and John B. Wong, MD, have authored the second edition of their book Learning Clinical Reasoning, released by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in 2009.

The book explains diagnosis and therapeutic principles for all levels of medical students and residents. It also features more than 60 illustrative cases annotated for their cognitive content, which speak to students, residents and seasoned clinicians.

Abraham Verghese MD, MACP, Professor and Senior Associate Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University said "This edition is clearly shaped and informed by wonderful insights from brain cognition research and is rewritten to keep pace with the radical changes in the style and pace of medical practice."

Kassirer, Kopelman, and Wong are leaders in the field of clinical decision-making. Dr. Kassirer is the former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Kopelman is the Department of Medicine's Vice Chairman for Education and Director of the Internal Medicine House Staff Training Program. Dr. Wong is Chief of the Division of Clinical Decision-Making, Informatics and Telemedicine.