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Fisher's rules: learning from the master himself
  1. Nitin K Sethi
  1. Department of Neurology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Nitin K Sethi, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 East, 68th Street, New York, NY 10065, USA; sethinitinmd{at}

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In my first year of neurology residency in New York, my consultant, Josh Torgovnick, gave me this paper (Fisher's rules), which has guided me since.1 The author, Louis R Caplan, was C Miller Fisher's last fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Caplan lists 17 rules that guided Dr Fisher's practice (figure 1). In India, the Sanskrit term for master is ‘guru’. It takes years of …

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