Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In her Medical News & Perspectives
story, Ms Lamberg1 described some ongoing
research about sleep deprivation among medical residents. An Irish proverb
says, "A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."
In this age in which preventive medicine is beginning to take hold and where
we begin to see that the health of societies lies less with mechanical hearts
than with simple preventive health measures, it becomes important that we
physicians follow our own advice.
Lewis C. Current Resident Work Hours: Too Many or Not Enough?. JAMA. 2002;287(14):1802-1803. doi:10.1001/jama.287.14.1799