ROBERT H. MOSER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The internist is a strange beast—even among physicians. He has a chronic unrelenting disorder that is species specific: a compulsive preoccupation with his art, a lifetime romance with his muse: medicine. It dominates his entire adult life, affecting all aspects. It is not known whether the disorder is congenital or acquired, but it matters little, because it is not curable. The predominating symptom is an insatiable curiosity that can be assuaged temporarily but never relieved completely.
The American College of Physicians has studied the disorder for many years, but it can offer no cures. It can provide at least some
MOSER RH. MKSAP IV: Relief for the Internist's Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:822. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-6-822
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(6):822.
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