Did Olser suffer from 'paranoia antitherapeuticum baltimorensis'?

Hogan, David B.
October 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/05/99, Vol. 161 Issue 7, p842
Academic Journal
Discusses the results of a study as to whether Sir William Osler suffered from paranoia antitherapeuticum baltimorensis, or therapeutic conservatism. His demand for proof of efficacy before use of medication; His use of general measures and symptomatic relief instead of medicine; How Canadian physicians who overprescribe medications can learn from Osler's conservatism.


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