The Physician as a Patient

  • Carolyn B. Robinowitz


One of the most pervasive medical myths involves doctors as patients. Traditionally there have been aphorisms and injunctions from biblical times until the present: “Physician heal thyself!” “The doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient!” The standard hospital stock statement is that doctors and nurses make the worst patients, possibly because there are no surprises left for them in hospitals.


Medical Student House Staff Preventive Health Care Student Physician Private Psychiatric Hospital 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolyn B. Robinowitz
    • 1
  1. 1.American Psychiatric AssociationUSA

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