MARIE L. CARNS, M.D.; ANNETTE C. WASHBURNE, M.D.
There is nothing novel in the idea that adequate medical care cannot be given to a patient unless his mental and emotional difficulties are understood. However, it seems to us that at present little of a concrete nature is being done in many medical departments in this country to apply this idea. The usual routine consists of a thorough study of the patient for the purpose of ruling out any organic pathology, and this being satisfactorily accomplished, he is discharged with only some such diagnosis as neurasthenia, and possibly a prescription for a sedative. Medical responsibility has seemed too often
CARNS ML, WASHBURNE AC. PSYCHIATRIC INVESTIGATION IN INTERNAL MEDICINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:664–668. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-5-664
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(5):664-668.
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