NIKITAS J. ZERVANOS, M.D.
To the editor: This is in response to the editorial "Stale, Soft or Chronic" by Edward J. Huth (ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, June 1969).
It seems to me, that regardless of what area of interest the physician has so long as he partakes in the care of people and is sensitive to the "whole patient" in providing essential service, he cannot help but be aware of the emotional contribution to the health disturbances presented. The internist, whether providing primary care or consultative secondary care, is managing a patient who possesses anxiety whether "free-floating" or "specific" relative to the complaint (1).
ZERVANOS NJ. Psychiatry and Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;72:143–144. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-1-143_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(1):143-144.
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