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This display, illustrates four steps in a patient’s journey through an illness. The examples illustrating each step are chosen for their major impact on medical practice today.

  • How we get sick – Malaria, an infectious illness, is presently the most common cause of disease and death in the world.
  • Getting to medical care – Dramatic changes in emergency care and transport of patients saves thousands of lives each year.
  • Diagnosing the illness – New imaging techniques have revolutionized and dramatically improved our diagnostic skills.
  • Treating the patient – Relief of pain is still the greatest treatment mode of all.
  

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