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Better Health with Fewer Pills.

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By Baer Louis Shattuck. . 132 pages. The Westminister Press; , Philadelphia: , 1982.. $5.95 (paperback).

Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(1):122. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-98-1-122_6
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Nine chapters consider broadly the roles of love, worry, depression, gratitude, hope, faith, patience, hygiene, happiness, and suffering in ill health. Homely and spiritual, practical and philosophical, this book is a useful short course in psychiatry beneficial to both parties of the doctor-patient relationship. Short case reports find their mark even outside a clinical setting. Suitable for laymen, physicians, professors, and students. Some of the material has appeared in New Physician, The Pharos, and U.S. Navy Medicine.


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