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  1. Robert W Tarr
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robert W Tarr, Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA; robert.tarr{at}

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A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn no other way.

—Mark Twain

There are many ways through which we learn in order to better ourselves in our profession. Some learning is obtained through the continued medical education provided by lectures and conferences. Other forms of education come from reading pertinent journal articles. With respect to journal articles, different article types provide us with different forms of learning opportunities. Review articles provide us with a broad scope on particular topics. They also provide an …

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