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Increasing attention is being paid to the role of the internist as a consultant to patients hospitalized for surgical, obstetric, and other nonmedical services. In some hospitals, the subspecialist provides these services, but in others, it is the general internist. With the resurgence of general internal medicine in academic health centers, residents and medical students frequently act as consultants to obstetricians and surgeons while being supervised by faculty from divisions of general medicine. Such a faculty has prepared this book, and therein can lie both strengths and weaknesses. Thus, we find one general internist writing about consultations to psychiatric patients,
Medical Consultation: Role of the Internist on Surgical, Obstetric, and Psychiatric Services.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:772–773. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-100-5-772_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(5):772-773.
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