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The Dermatopathology Ward Round: A Tribute to the Multiheaded Microscope

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(8):869. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.159.
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At the multiheaded microscope, the working dynamics of the academic dermatopathology sign-out demonstrate that much more occurs than the provision of a diagnosis. There are concurrent clinical correlation, teaching, debate, consultation, research, troubleshooting, and social interaction. With this light-hearted analysis of these dynamics, I applaud those who offer the opportunity to participate in the process.

As someone from a farming community, I have always likened the multiheaded microscope to the udder of a cow, both physically and symbolically. The heads of the microscope project like teats, while there is a jostle of parasitic younglings gathering for their scholarly feed. A clear hierarchy forms, with a dominant figure making all the noise and a new entrance runt who just cannot quite manage to get things into focus. In this medical hierarchy, a stereotypical pattern emerges.

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