JONAS BRACHFELD, M.D.
To the editor: Articles such as the one by Dr. Jensen (1), usually written by a psychiatrist, appear with monotonous regularity. "Doctor-patient relationship are important, students are inadequately trained and not sufficiently interested to take heed of their importance, medicine is becoming mechanistic. . . ." Rather than repeating these conventional truths, a critical examination of the proposed causes and remedies that questions their validity might be more constructive.
1. Student preparation. Is their any valid proof that students who do not have extensive background in science are more humane and socially oriented?
2. Student selection. What is the evidence
BRACHFELD J. Sermonizing by Psychiatrists. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:384. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-3-384_1
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