ELMER A. GARDNER, M.D.
In June 1969 an editorial in this journal (1) discussed a study that demonstrated the high rates of emotional disorder in the practices of personal physicians and commented on the apathy of the average internist toward the diagnosis and care of emotional disorder. It was noted that the postgraduate courses in psychological medicine offered by the American College of Physicians have failed to attract many applicants. A number of possible explanations were offered for the disinterest of internists toward courses in psychiatry—for example, their preoccupation with physical disorder or the "hard" or acute manifestations of disease rather than their "soft"
GARDNER EA. Emotional Disorders in Medical Practice. Ann Intern Med. ;73:651–653. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-4-651
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(4):651-653.
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