GUILIO J. BARBERO, M.D.
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In the past 2 or 3 decades an increasing number of young patients with chronic disease have been more effectively cared for during childhood and thus are moving into adulthood with all expectations of life as an adult. The transition is not easy for the young patient who has been handicapped for many years. The patient faces the change from being treated by a pediatrician of long contact and of known disposition to being treated by an internist who is a stranger. This shift brings strain for both the patient and for the two physicians: All three must face the
BARBERO GJ. Leaving the Pediatrician for the Internist. Ann Intern Med. ;96:673–674. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-673
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):673-674.
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