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Many internists profess little interest in therapeutics in spite of the considerable amount of time they devote to therapy. Many internists claim instead a greater interest in diagnosis, maintaining that therapeutics is too arbitrary, controversial, and subjective to deserve serious attention. Although therapeutics has seemingly lagged behind diagnosis, it is catching up fast. However, standard textbooks in medicine and pharmacology, principally because of their sluggish publishing schedules, have failed to reflect the upsurge of therapeutics. Instead, medical newspapers, therapeutics newsletters, and "throw-away" journals have attempted to fill the gap. Such stopgap measures, though useful and interesting, do not take the
Current Therapy—1970.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:350–351. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-73-2-350
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(2):350-351.
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