THEODORE LIDZ, M.D.
It is fitting that I seek to convey to you the essence of the studies1 of schizophrenic disorders that this College has honored in presenting me the William C. Menninger Award. I turn to the topic with misgivings, not simply because it is difficult to condense work that has occupied and preoccupied me for over 30 years, but also because my understanding of this condition rests on an orientation to human functioning that differs from the conventional medical approach. Still, I assume you have come to listen because you realize that schizophrenic disorders constitute one of the gravest problems confronting
LIDZ T. The Nature and Origins of Schizophrenic Disorders. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:639–645. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-4-639
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