DAVID LESTER, M.D.
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Great strides have been made in recent years toward dissemination of psychiatric knowledge so that there now exists within the medical profession a generally wholesome attitude toward psychiatric illnesses. This is particularly true of the psychoses. There still exist, however, attitudes on the part of many members of the profession toward certain psychiatric problems which need dispelling. The attitude toward "hysteria" seems to be the worst. It is not at all unusual to see a physician, who has previously displayed an active interest in an illness and the utmost courtesy to the patient suffering therefrom, alter his attitude completely upon
LESTER D. HYSTERIA—SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:1248–1255. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-7-1248
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(7):1248-1255.
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