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PART I. MEDICINE AS A PRACTICE 1. Medicine and the Limits of Knowledge 2. The Misdescription of Medicine PART II. CLINICAL JUDGMENT AND THE IDEA OF CAUSE 3. Clinical Judgment and the Interpretation of the Case 4. "What Brings You Here Today?": The Idea of Cause in Medical Practice 5. The Simplification of Clinical Cause 6. Clinical Judgment and the Problem of Particularizing PART III. THE FORMATION OF CLINICAL JUDGMENT 7. Aphorisms, Maxims, and Old Saws: Some Rules of Clinical Reasoning 8. "Don't Think Zebras": A Theory of Clinical Knowing 9. Knowing One's Place: The Evaluation of Clinical Judgment PART IV. CLINICAL JUDGMENT AND THE NATURE OF MEDICINE 10. The Self in Medicine: The Use and Misuse of the Science Claim 11. A Medicine of Neighbors 12. Uncertainty and the Ethics of Practice

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Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Northwestern University

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