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A clinical psychologist presents a descriptive and somewhat superficial study of some attitude and personality factors in a group of tuberculous patients. At least one section of this monograph, the detailed report of attitudes and feelings of the investigated group, obtained by interview, may be of considerable interest to practitioners concerned with the alleviation of the characteristic apprehension and depressive feelings of tuberculous patients. The implication is that, because of the patient's fears related to the disease, the most effective treatment approach should be psychotherapeutic in orientation. On several scores, however, the possible significance of the research is diminished; by
Aspects of the Psychology of the Tuberculous. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1343–1344. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-6-1343
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(6):1343-1344.
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