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This is a book for the public, but doctors would profit from reading it. It is central to the current controversy about the value of annual physical examinations. In fact, a recent issue of Time featured it in a discussion of the subject—and small wonder. The basic thesis is that common sense will avoid unnecessary calls on the doctor and the allied health professional who might be serving as a physician's assistant by teaching the public when expert medical care is truly necessary. In addition, the potential patient is taught to organize his own history in advance of seeing a
Take Care of Yourself. A Consumer's Guide to Medical Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;86:680. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-5-680_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(5):680.
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