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The Doctor, His Patient and the Illness

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It has always been apparent that the very special atmosphere of the doctor/patient relationship has not been given the attention it deserves in traditional textbooks. Dr Balint's book is a detailed account of the few systematic researches undetaken on this subject. The first edition of this book was enthusiastically reviewed for the novel ideas proposed for the doctor's relationship with his patient. In this second edition the author has changed the format and text only slightly, because he realised that extensive rewriting of the matter would destroy the simplicity and coherence of the presentation. With this in mind Dr Balint restricted himself to careful revision of the text, ironing out some ambiguities, and to pointing out here and there the direction of his new ideas. The Doctor, His Patient and the Illness is unique in that it provides an entirely new look at this important aspect of general practice. It is a book to be recommended to the psychiatrist, the medical teacher and the general practitioner who is prepared to add to this task and become more involved with the treatment of his patient. This 1980 paperback book is in very good condition. There are a few very minor scratches to the back of the cover, a small crease to the bottom corner of the front cover and some very minor dogging to the top corner of the front cover. At the top of the inside cover there is the name of the previous owner written in black ink. There are a few small chips to the page block, only visible when the book is closed, but the 395 pages themselves are clean and appear almost unread. The price reflects these issues, with copies of the book on AbeBooks in a similar condition ranging from £60 to £75 plus postage.

Item details

Author(s):
Michael Balint
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0272792063
ISBN-13:
9780272792063
Number of pages:
395
Publisher:
Pitman Medical

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It has always been apparent that the very special atmosphere of the doctor/patient relationship has not been given the attention it deserves in traditional textbooks. Dr Balint's book is a detailed account of the few systematic researches undetaken on this subject. The first edition of this book was enthusiastically reviewed for the novel ideas proposed for the doctor's relationship with his patient. In this second edition the author has changed the format and text only slightly, because he realised that extensive rewriting of the matter would destroy the simplicity and coherence of the presentation. With this in mind Dr Balint restricted himself to careful revision of the text, ironing out some ambiguities, and to pointing out here and there the direction of his new ideas. The Doctor, His Patient and the Illness is unique in that it provides an entirely new look at this important aspect of general practice. It is a book to be recommended to the psychiatrist, the medical teacher and the general practitioner who is prepared to add to this task and become more involved with the treatment of his patient. This 1980 paperback book is in very good condition. There are a few very minor scratches to the back of the cover, a small crease to the bottom corner of the front cover and some very minor dogging to the top corner of the front cover. At the top of the inside cover there is the name of the previous owner written in black ink. There are a few small chips to the page block, only visible when the book is closed, but the 395 pages themselves are clean and appear almost unread. The price reflects these issues, with copies of the book on AbeBooks in a similar condition ranging from £60 to £75 plus postage.

Author(s):
Michael Balint
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0272792063
ISBN-13:
9780272792063
Number of pages:
395
Publisher:
Pitman Medical

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