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Who has license to write a teaching manual for the diabetic? Whose presentation will be understood by diabetics everywhere? Twenty years' experience persuades me that each physician responsible for many diabetic patients must write his own teaching manual. By knowing the intellectual capacity of his patients, only he can appropriately list his biases, discuss his persuasions, and selectively emphasize the subjects of greatest need. Excluding the physician writing for his own patients, only the stylistically superior physician, with his message clearly in focus, should ignore constraint and publish a teaching manual. Few physicians will successfully write a text applicable to
Diabetes Explained.Diabetes and Pregnancy. A Guide for the Prospective Mother With Diabetes.. Ann Intern Med. ;79:926–927. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-926_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(6):926-927.
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