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The Doctor, His Patient and The Illness

Churchill Livingstone Title
ISBN: 9780443064609

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The Doctor, His Patient and The Illness , 2nd Edition

By John Balint

416 pages
Trim Size 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 in
Copyright 2000
$120.00, Hardcover, Reference

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First published in 1957, with a slight update in 1964, this classic text remains one of the standard works on the doctor patient relationship (largely as found in general practice). This new edition provides an updated descriptive analysis of the doctor-patient relationship, with practical advice on the potential and limits to the doctors involvement with the patient.

Key Features

  • A new Foreword by the authors son placing his fathers work in the context of the new millenium.
  • Across the world there are thousands of Balint groups/societies that have a growing number of members keen to read the work of their founding father

    New to this Edition

  • Foreword by the original authors son.
  • Readership

    Trainee and practising general practitioners and psychiatrists

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    Author Information

    By John Balint, Center for Medical Ethics, Albany

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