Toward a restorative medicine - The science of care

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Abstract

The most common criticism made at present by older practitioners is that young graduates have been taught a great deal about the mechanism of disease, but very little about the practice of medicine-or to put it more bluntly, they are too "scientific" and do not know how to take care of patients. The good physician knows his patients through and through, and his knowledge is bought dearly. Time, sympathy, and understanding must be lavishly dispensed, but the reward is to be found in that personal bond which forms the greatest satisfaction of the practice of medicine. One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1710-1712
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume301
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 22 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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