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It's about time for another collection of first-person stories of physicians who were sick. Pinner and Miller's classic When Doctors Are Patients (1957) has been out of print for a long time and is technologically dated. Most recently, case books of "impaired physicians" have been in vogue. The physicians they describe, however, suffer from substance abuse and alcoholism. Thus, the gamut of normal illnesses and physician response is generally ignored. This book covers orthopedic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, oncologic, acute, and chronic disease, as well as depression, alcoholism, and one case of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
The cases vary greatly in
When Doctors Get Sick.. Ann Intern Med. ;108:915. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-6-915_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(6):915.
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