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Tag: Democedes

  • Socrates on clinical excellence

    George Dunea Chicago, IL   Originally published in The Lancet, September 1, 1973, pp. 493–494   The year is 410 B.C. Socrates and the physician Democedes are walking in a shady grove on the road to Megara. Dem: Can you tell me, Socrates, how does one achieve excellence in clinical medicine? Can excellence be taught,…