Munchausen's syndrome: an annotation

@article{Prasad1985MunchausensSA,
  title={Munchausen's syndrome: an annotation},
  author={As Prasad and Anton Oswald},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1985},
  volume={72}
}
Through many centuries, the medical profession has been aware that certain individuals seek gratification in repeated medical consultations (1) and that some of these people will go to tremendous lengths to convince the practitioner of their need for urgent medical intervention. In the middle ages, the most common symptom presented by such people was haemoptysis, induced by placing leeches in their mouth (1). In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, they more commonly complain of… Expand
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