Hektoen International

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Tag: Paul Wood

  • Paul Wood: In Memoriam

    George Dunea Chicago, Illinois, United States   Paul Wood (1907–1962) Dr. Paul Wood, the greatest British cardiologist of his time, died in London on July 13, 1962—half a century ago.1 Born in 1907, he went to school in Australia, took his internship in New Zealand, and after a stint as cardiologist in London, served with…

  • Paul Wood on history-taking

    To take an accurate and relevant history is one of the most difficult and important arts in medicine. Sometimes, a complete diagnosis can be made from the history alone, and not infrequently the possibilities can be whittled down to two or three. A good history should at least indicate the system involved, or it should point…