American Handbook of Psychiatry VOLUME 5: TREATMENT pdf free download. The practice of medicine has sometimes been described as the art of making the right decision without sufficient knowledge. While great clinicians often intuitively transcend what is definitely known, the effectiveness of a field as a whole nonetheless depends upon the state of scientific knowledge. In order to illustrate the relationship of science to art in the context of
psychotherapy, I ask my residents to imagine that they need their gall bladder removed and could somehow choose their surgeon from among Hippocrates, Paré, Billroth, or a second-rate surgical resident from a second-rate medical school in a second-rate hospital today. I then ask them to contrast this choice with the choice they would make if selecting their psychotherapist, given the option of Hippocrates, Rush, Freud, or Adler, or a second-rate resident in psychiatry from a second-rate medical school in a second-rate hospital today. Needless to say, their choice for the gall bladder operation is invariably in
favor of today’s medicine.
American Handbook of Psychiatry VOLUME 5: TREATMENT pdf free download
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