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Doctors' Marriages: A Look at the Problems and Their Solutions.

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By Myers Michael F.. . 232 pages. Plenum Medical Book Company; , New York: , 1988.. $29.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(7):601. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-7-601_2
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This small but eminently readable book points out that, for better or for worse, the marriages of physicians deserve special attention. A few observations can support this contention: the effects of a prolonged, psychologically and financially draining educational process that invariably results in some degree of emotional morbidity for the trainee and family; a general trend toward compulsive personality characteristics in physicians that may lead to emotional construction within the family; the intensive demands on the time and energy of physicians that often leaves their families short-changed; the generally high expectations of society of physicians that may cause physicians to


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