A Tissue Diagnosis

South, Dwalia
June 2007
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;6/20/2007, Vol. 297 Issue 23, p2565
Academic Journal
This article tells the story of a physician and her overweight patient. The patient had tried to lose weight for years but always regained it when reacting to some life crisis. The physician treated the patient with understanding and gave her advice to take baby steps in trying to lose weight. The patient was grateful that someone in medicine finally looked her in the eye and offered real advice other than commanding her to "lose weight."


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