How art galleries can make you a better doctor

Put down your Murtagh’s General Practice and spend an afternoon studying Margaret Olley or the Mona Lisa.

That’s the way to develop some essential clinical observation skills, according to Dr Allen Desky and his physician colleagues at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital.

In an age when a consultation often starts with a perusal of electronic medical records and test results, it’s time to get back to the basic ‘eyeball’ test for inspecting the patient, they argue in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Even before getting to the history-taking and

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