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The Pathologist and the Diagnostic Process: With a Note on Edelman’s Group Selection Theory and the Darwinian Computer

  • William Beautyman
    Corresponding author: Department of Pathology, University of Massachusetts Medical School at Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
    Professor of Pathology, University of Massachusetts Medical School at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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      In this well-detailed article, the author considers the diagnostic process phenomenologically (as it might be seen by an outside observer) and goes on to consider the process from an aspect that is more interesting, more important, and much more difficult to understand: what goes on in a physician’s mind as he makes a diagnosis.
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