1995, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
VA Medical Center and Medical Alumni Association have produced
an annual conference called "The Historical CPC".
A CPC, or Clinicopathologic Conference, is a medical clinical
exercise in which the history of a patient's illness is presented
to an experienced clinician for discussion in a didactic setting.
This form of conference is used to teach our students and house
staff how an experienced clinician would approach a difficult
or challenging case.
We present an unusual, modern case on a
weekly basis, but once a year we stray from our modern cases
and discuss an historical figure. ..