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As long as psychiatrists were still "alienists," doctors who supervised the custodial care of those alienated—the estranged fugitives from society—other physicians may not have felt called on to entertain in their own deliberations on treatment any conscious thoughts of how to care for the emotional difficulties of their "organic" and not overtly "alienated" patients. But as psychiatry moved from description chiefly of the bizarre states and into the study of the "quasi-normal," heretofore indifferent physicians may have begun to be at once more aware of their obligations and yet more uncomfortable in trying to discharge them. The confident care of
Death and Dying: Attitudes of Patient and Doctor.Sex and the College Student, Formulated by the Committee on the College Student.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:965–966. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-4-965_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(4):965-966.
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