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
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LEWIS CE. Periodic Updates on Prevention. Ann Intern Med. 1986;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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