Change and Canonicity in Clinical Case Reports - Brian Hurwitz

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Change and Canonicity in Clinical Case Reports - Brian Hurwitz

  1. 2. Change and Canonicity in Clinical Case Reports Celebrating Case Reports and Stories In Health Care Royal College of Physicians May 2009 Brian Hurwitz, King’s College London
  2. 5. What is a case? <ul><li>Events and occurrences pertaining to individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Case </li></ul><ul><li>Case Report </li></ul><ul><li>Biography, Memoir, Pathography, </li></ul><ul><li>Illness Narrative </li></ul>
  3. 7. Case report <ul><ul><li>The foot of Aristion’s female slave spontaneously </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ulcerated in the middle of the foot on the inner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>side. The bones became corrupted, separated and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>came off little by little, eroded. Diarrhoea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>developed; she died. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hippocrates. Epidemics V in Smith WD (Tr) Epidemics II and IV-VII. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1994,185. </li></ul></ul>

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