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Having heard Dr. Sehnert's lecture about patient education and his "Course for the Activated Patient," I looked forward to the book he mentioned then that he was writing. My initial reaction on reading it was so negative that I re-read it. My reaction still stands; this is not a book I would recommend to my patients. There is not much damaging in Sehnert's overall message (except possibly as a colleague's representation of physicians as a class), but neither is there a great deal that is really useful or lives up to the grand promise of his title.
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How To Be Your Own Doctor—Sometimes.. Ann Intern Med. ;84:762–763. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-6-762
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(6):762-763.
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