CHARLES E. LEWIS, M. D., SCD.
Most physicians had their introductory course in preventive medicine as pre-premedical students and learned such axioms as, Don't go out at night without a sweater. . . .Always wear clean underwear, in case. . . . An apple a day. . . .For years, actions directed at the prevention of disease, with the exception of vaccination and immunization, remained largely a function of early social learning, common sense, and a matter of faith. But over the past 30 years, various researchers have labored to mine some hard scientific facts from the myths surrounding preventive health services.
In the 1950s, Hochbaum
LEWIS CE. Periodic Updates on Prevention. Ann Intern Med. ;105:452–453. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-452_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):452-453.
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