Reading Dr. Fitzgerald's article, “The Tyranny of Health” (July 21 issue),1 reminded me of a comment a patient once made to me. After I had berated the patient for his obvious failure to comply with my recommendations to correct his “misbehavior,” he said, “You know, doctor, there is more to life than good health.” These words have helped me rein in my sometimes overzealous attempts to force patients into that glorious state of wellness and maintain a more realistic approach to the best possible state of health. To the Editor: The increasing criticism of unhealthy lifestyles is. . .
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||New England Journal of Medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 15 1994|
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