LESLIE S. LIBOW, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT M. VIOLA, M.D.
To the editor: We were very pleased to read the article by Williams and colleagues, "The Use of a Therapeutic Milieu on a Continuing Care Unit in a General Hospital" (1), emphasizing the importance of making the milieu of the hospital ward an active therapeutic instrument. In October 1968 we published a description of such a unit, located at our acute general hospital, a major teaching division of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2). Williams and associates obviously had insufficient information in stating that "to the best of our knowledge, this method of unit organization has never been systematically
LIBOW LS, VIOLA RM. Therapeutic Milieu on Continuing Care Unit. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:638. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-4-638_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(4):638.
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