STEWART WOLF, M.D.; HAROLD G. WOLFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Fifty years ago in the education of an internist, emphasis rested most heavily upon the teaching of pathology. Since then there has been leading emphasis on physiology and, later, bacteriology. These three disciplines are no less important than they ever have been in the education of a competent internist, but it is becoming increasingly clear that since psychologic phenomena are a part of the problem of every patient for whom he cares and are of leading importance in 40 to 60 per cent of his patients, the internist also needs understanding and skill in the technics of psychiatry.
WOLF S, WOLFF HG. NOTES ON A SYMPOSIUM: THE INTERNIST AS A PSYCHIATRIST1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:212–216. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-1-212
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(1):212-216.
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