PERRY J. RUSH, M.D.
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To the editor: As an internist trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation, I was struck by the glaring omission of this field in A Library for Internists VI (1). It is surprising that rehabilitation should not be at least an area of special interest to internists similar to that of radiology or nutrition. Rehabilitation should be of particular interest to internists with training in rheumatology, neurology, cardiology, and respirology. Recent, comprehensive textbooks are available (2).
Internists have all too often only been concerned with acute disease and have ignored the functional impairments and resulting disabilities of chronic diseases and their
RUSH PJ. Omissions from A Library for Internists. Ann Intern Med. ;108:913. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-6-913_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(6):913.
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