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August 14/28, 2000

Is the Therapeutic Nature of the Patient-Physician Relationship Being Undermined?A Primary Care Physician's Perspective

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(15):2257-2260. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.15.2257

By far the most frequently used drug in general practice was the doctor himself. No pharmacology of this important drug exists. No guidance is contained in any textbook as to the dosage the doctor should prescribe himself. The usual answer is that experience and common sense will help the doctor to acquire the necessary skill.—Michael Balint1

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