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Having attended both medical school and law school, I have finally understood the difference between doctors and lawyers. The difference is in the way we think. In medical school, we are taught the scientific method of reasoning based on Koch’s postulates [16]. It is a process that is logical and verifiable by the physical evidence we observe. For example, either my patient has acute appendicitis or he does not have acute appendicitis, based on the pathology report [17]. Medicine is primarily concerned with the result, less with the process. Medicine is black and white.

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Medical School Acute Appendicitis Scientific Method Pathology Report Physical Evidence 
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