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  • Socrates on clinical excellence

    George DuneaChicago, 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, is it acquired…