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April 27, 1957

GRADUATE EDUCATION FOR GENERAL PRACTICE FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF PSYCHIATRY

Author Affiliations

New York

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Chief of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital.

JAMA. 1957;163(17):1600-1601. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970520034011
Abstract

• The general physician in his education today needs not a diluted form of psychiatry but psychiatric knowledge presented without compromise as to basic concepts. Recognition of diagnostic categories is essential. He must also be prepared to understand the emotional problems that will confront him because of his own reactions to the patient's problems. This knowledge must be presented in terms of the patients to be treated by him rather than the patients who are uniquely those of the psychiatrist. Much of this must come from clinical teachers, in other departments than that of psychiatry, who have absorbed it themselves as students and who automatically include the psychological and emotional factors as data to be gathered and reacted to in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient.

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