The tyranny of health

Lewis E. Foxhall, T. B. Maclachlan, George W. Anstadt, Albert Dipiero, John J. Whyte, Douglas P. Beall, Quentin R. Regestein, Faith T Fitzgerald

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1660-1661
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume331
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 1994

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Foxhall, L. E., Maclachlan, T. B., Anstadt, G. W., Dipiero, A., Whyte, J. J., Beall, D. P., ... Fitzgerald, F. T. (1994). The tyranny of health. New England Journal of Medicine, 331(24), 1660-1661. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199412153312415

The tyranny of health. / Foxhall, Lewis E.; Maclachlan, T. B.; Anstadt, George W.; Dipiero, Albert; Whyte, John J.; Beall, Douglas P.; Regestein, Quentin R.; Fitzgerald, Faith T.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 331, No. 24, 15.12.1994, p. 1660-1661.

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Foxhall, LE, Maclachlan, TB, Anstadt, GW, Dipiero, A, Whyte, JJ, Beall, DP, Regestein, QR & Fitzgerald, FT 1994, 'The tyranny of health', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 331, no. 24, pp. 1660-1661. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199412153312415
Foxhall LE, Maclachlan TB, Anstadt GW, Dipiero A, Whyte JJ, Beall DP et al. The tyranny of health. New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 Dec 15;331(24):1660-1661. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199412153312415
Foxhall, Lewis E. ; Maclachlan, T. B. ; Anstadt, George W. ; Dipiero, Albert ; Whyte, John J. ; Beall, Douglas P. ; Regestein, Quentin R. ; Fitzgerald, Faith T. / The tyranny of health. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 ; Vol. 331, No. 24. pp. 1660-1661.
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