GEORGE W. PICKERING, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P. (Hon.)
An invitation to talk to the leaders of my profession in your great country seemed an opportunity to discuss a matter that has long interested me and may, I hope, also have interested you. For a long time it has seemed to me that many of the ills from which our profession suffers today are merely symptoms of more generalized disorders of society as a whole. Since many of us are concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of these local manifestations of illness, it is interesting, and in the traditions of good medical practice, to look at the patient
PICKERING GW. DISORDERS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY AND THEIR IMPACT ON MEDICINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:919–929. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-5-919
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