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What did our old family doctor mean by the word treatment when there was no visible form of treatment, such as drugs or surgery? Assailed by a superfluity of laboratory studies on a baffling patient, what did our professor mean when he said, "What this patient needs is a doctor"? Trained in the resplendent scientific tradition of post-World War II medicine I never knew until I found out for myself in practice.
The students of Reiser and Schroder are more fortunate. They have the opportunity to learn the human side of medical care along with its science. The student's awesome
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Patient Interviewing: The Human Dimension.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:248. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-2-248_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(2):248.
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