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Definition of Sutton's law

Sutton's law: In medicine, the principle of going straight to the most likely diagnosis. The law is named for the bank robber Willy Sutton who was asked why he robbed banks and who replied "because that is where the money is" (or so the story goes).

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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