1975
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.111.5.632
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The importance of being visually literate. Observations on the art and science of making a morphological diagnosis in dermatology

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“…Despite the importance of the topic to dermatological practice there is only a handful of papers concerned with the psychological processes involved in dermatological diagnosis, notably those of Geoff Norman and colleagues (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7). At the risk of some simplification, the processes involved in diagnosis can be viewed either as being explicit and based on conscious reasoning, or as being implicit, holistic and hidden from the conscious view of the diagnostician (8).…”
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“…Despite the importance of the topic to dermatological practice there is only a handful of papers concerned with the psychological processes involved in dermatological diagnosis, notably those of Geoff Norman and colleagues (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7). At the risk of some simplification, the processes involved in diagnosis can be viewed either as being explicit and based on conscious reasoning, or as being implicit, holistic and hidden from the conscious view of the diagnostician (8).…”
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“…Sometimes they do not include new information, but act as an introduction to put a review into perspective or as a learning aid, increasing our proficiency as visually literate clinicians. 6 Cases can describe new unusual findings for common conditions or improve our knowledge about uncommon diseases. Exceptional reports lead to a new hypothesis and can be the starting point of further research.…”
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“…In contrast with other medical specialties, the interpretation of visual signs and gross pathology remains key to dermatological practice . Diagnostic accuracy may be increased by careful observation without preconceptions .…”
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“…In contrast with other medical specialties, the interpretation of visual signs and gross pathology remains key to dermatological practice . Diagnostic accuracy may be increased by careful observation without preconceptions . Thus, description of lesions in dermatological practice may be considered as ‘the expression of pathological art’ .…”
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