Medicine: Marital Aid

Marriage and the practice of medicine can make a bad mix. Preoccupation with study and work causes many doctors to ignore their families; neglected doctors' wives may try to lose their loneliness in liquor or with other men. Recognizing these and other problems, Dr. Robert Taubman, a psychiatrist at the University of Oregon Medical School, has come up with an unusual program to reduce physicians' high marital mortality rate. Taubman has produced an hour-long video tape that defines and discusses the major frictions to be expected in medical marriages. The taped interviews with four...

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