JOHN R. HAMILTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It is my purpose in the following pages to discuss those conditions in which hobbies are a rational and necessary method of correction; and to point out that the discovery or development of hobbies for patients suffering from certain types of diseases should be more fully recognized as a definite and distinct type of treatment. Hobbies should be studied in regard to the form used, the type administered, the indications and contraindications, harmful effects, and other points of interest so that the results may be observed and controlled as in any other type of treatment.
First let us establish a
HAMILTON JR. THE PRACTICAL USE OF HOBBIES IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:1129–1133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-8-1129
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(8):1129-1133.
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