JOHN M. BERKMAN, M.D.
It is interesting that Gull, who first recognized anorexia nervosa as being a condition resulting from starvation, should have also discovered the cause of myxedema, a disease which bears his name. He has been appraised by the English as being one of the most brilliant clinicians of all times. His diagnostic acumen, ability of keen observation and unquestioned curiosity must have been enviable, particularly at a time when laboratory assistance and other aids to diagnosis were far inferior to those which we have at our disposal at the present time. The study of anorexia nervosa has in certain respects been
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BERKMAN JM. ANOREXIA NERVOSA: THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF INANITION RESULTING FROM FUNCTIONAL DISORDERS(ANOREXIA NERVOSA: THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF INANITION RESULTING FROM FUNCTIONAL DISORDERS*). Ann Intern Med. 1945;22:679–691. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-5-679
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(5):679-691.
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