SAMUEL A. BRODY, M.D.
To the editor: Mehler and Anderson, in their article on the mechanism of pressor response in medical house officers on call (1), provide physiologic confirmation for what most present and former residents realize is a stressful experience. If studies such as this improve the quality of practice in physicians, then all the better. I am concerned, however, that this may not be the case.
From 1977 through 1980, I was a medical resident at the Vanderbilt University affiliated hospitals. As an intern, I was on call every other night for 10 months. I was married (I still am and to
BRODY SA. Pressor Response in Medical House Officers On Call. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:123. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-1-123
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(1):123.
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