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February 9, 1952

Patient's Doing Fine! Know Your Doctor and Your Hospital

JAMA. 1952;148(6):499. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930060081034

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Mr. Dorin has been able to observe the reactions of both physicians and patients to illness. To ease the patient's fear of hospitalization, he explains the mechanism of the hospital, the services it provides, its interest in the public, its relationship to the physician, and other aspects that are usually known only to the staff. He discusses the problem of hospital guests, general information to patients on what is to be expected of them, the house physician, the food problem, and many other aspects of hospitalization. This is a very suitable book for the patient, as it gives him a better understanding of the problems that physicians and hospitals encounter in helping patients overcome their illnesses and injuries. Medical societies would do well to place this book in the libraries of the high schools and colleges within their service area, for, through reading it, the layman can arrive at a

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