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One of the weightiest problems for the medical practitioner is coping with the human needs of the person caught up in a catastrophic, life-threatening illness. The oncologist, by the very make-up of his practice, is in a unique position both to define the flux of anxieties associated with such an illness and to propose strategies for their containment. Ernest Rosenbaum, a San Francisco hematologist and oncologist, writes eloquently and saliently of these issues in his book. His undergirding principle of patient care in such a situation emerges clear, without ambiguity: the patient is to be treated foremost for his personal
Living with Cancer.. Ann Intern Med. ;84:510–511. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-4-510_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(4):510-511.
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