To the editor: A distinguished doctor friend of mine recently showed me the July 1983 issue. I had contracted Lyme disease and my friend thought I would like to read about it.
The two articles on Lyme disease (1, 2), while obviously brilliantly advancing the treatment of Lyme disease, seem to me symptomatic of a chronic mistake of the modern medical world, which is to cut apart the patient and the illness—to forget about the patient and concentrate on the illness, proving empirically the best treatment to effect a cure.
This is not enough! Both for knowledge of the disease
FREDERIC GOLDSMITH. Broader Research into Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:740. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-5-740_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(5):740.
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