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Medical Counseling in Medical Practice.

Ralph L. Gorrell, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(5):712-713. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860110182034.
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This review was almost not written. The book was picked up at random—whoever picked out that cheap, purple wrapper?—and my eye fell on this glittering sentence: "The alcoholic marriage can be fairly easily defined as any marriage in which one or both partners suffer from alcoholism." Fortunately, it was too much trouble to box it up and return, so other chapters were glanced at and the volume found to be well worthwhile.

Dr. Eleanor Easley writes feelingly and honestly about the stresses of the physician dealing with marital problems: "For the doctor, and especially for the gynecologist, dealing with marriage problems is an unsatisfactory business. Success for a doctor is to cure patients. Amelioration is about the best that one hopes for... this partial result is only obtained by the use of much time. Folks want a quick, easy cure... the last thing they want is to help cure themselves.

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