WALTER FREEMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To know an organ and its diseases thoroughly is the apparent goal of many medical and surgical specialists, but to know the patient thoroughly is the goal that should be set for himself by the true physician. All the great teachers have emphasized this, cautioning their students against too narrow a point of view. Nevertheless it is only with experience and practice, backed up by humanism, that the view can be broadened, since the intensive study of a particular disease or system of organs leads to the neglect of the larger aspects of the case and of the individual in
FREEMAN W. The Psychological Panel in Diagnosis and Prognosis*: Correlation of Personality Type With Susceptibility to Disease, Based upon 1400 Necropsies.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:29–38. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-4-1-29
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(1):29-38.
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