Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. Tissot

  • Samuel Tissot: patient compliance in the 18th century

    Einar Perman Stockholm, Sweden   Samuel Auguste Tissot Young physicians are told that the doctor should treat the patient, not the disease. This is sound advice, but knowing the patient is often not easy. Even more challenging is the task of having the patient follow medical advice and comply with instructions. I have treated many…