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25 May

 : automatically diagram your sentences!

 

If you are are a visual learner like I am, you would find it difficult to grasp the relationship of disease and symptoms in your differentials.  Well, I have found a very useful tool that addresses my deficit effectively.  This is Diagrammr.

I have used this often when watching House, MD.  I start by labeling the pathology as “x”.  If the subject becomes cyanotic and passes out.  I write these sentences:

X causes cyanosis

X causes LOC

Here is what results:

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When the final diagnosis is revealed, I define it as X.

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Mindmapping an unfolding chalkboard of symptoms, provides a fresh perspective for individual studies in diagnosis, as in watching House, MD.

Give it a try!

The Link is found here ( Link )

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