An interesting illustration of the physical exam

An article was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine using a cartoon to illustrate a doctor’s haunting history of misdiagnosis in a patient with respiratory distress. The article highlights the cause of this misdiagnosis from missing the physical exam finding.

We can’t provide the full article but here’s a link to the Annals. (Stanford affiliates click here to view via Lane library.)

Missed It