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Listening with intent
  1. A J Lees
  1. Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies, University College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor A J Lees, Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies, University College London, London WC1N3BG, UK; andrew.lees{at}ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly. Plutarch

Listening in medicine is only of value when it is combined with an ability to decipher the patient's utterances and gestures and act upon them

  • listening
  • history taking
  • Rauwolfia
  • learning to hear in neurology
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  • Contributors All my own work.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Hannah Cock, London, UK.

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