Doctors with borders

During my internal medicine internship in 1980 a professor chided our team because housestaff no longer prepared and interpreted peripheral blood smears.  He scoffed that they don’t make doctors like they used to.  I have heard similar lamentations through the years.  I imagine that millennia ago Galen griped that his apprentices did not examine phlegm and feces closely enough.  I noted that I should not become a crotchety critic when …

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