GEORGE VASH, M.D.
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To the editor: Dr. Edison's article on amphetamines (Ann Intern Med 74:605-610, 1971) exposes deeply the painful condition of the American physician: he points out that we are "treating with drugs a condition such as obesity, which probably most often has its roots in social custom and psychological conflict."
How very true this is, but short of changing the make up of American society, what else can we do? If our society is based on the love of self-deception, on the need to see things as they ought to be rather than as they are, why single out the last
VASH G. Social Ills and Appetite Pills. Ann Intern Med. ;75:645. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-4-645
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(4):645.
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