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A Group of dedicated, good British doctors wrote this unusual book, which deals with inconspicuous patients who politely revisit the doctor at regular intervals to talk a little and then leave him with a refill for a modest amount of an analgesic or a sedative or a "psychotropic" drug. The text is very British—it has almost a fey quality in places, and the patients are very British. We don't very often in frenetic America find humble, quiet patients who seem to have reached some plateau in their chronic, sometimes imagined, illnesses and who regularly busy themselves evenings with their stamp
Treatment or Diagnosis. A Study of Repeat Prescriptions in General Practice.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:1019. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-6-1019_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(6):1019.
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