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They Don't Know What's Wrong

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 08 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1401
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    James Le Fanu

    Robinson, £7.99, pp 316

    ISBN 1 84119 305 4

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    Patients expect us to be able to explain why they feel like they do and to be able attach a diagnostic label to all their symptoms, however weird and wonderful. It says something about modern medicine that patients often feel relieved at having something “legitimate” wrong with them, however awful. They have …

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