October 1st 2007
I was Dr George Engel's assistant and associate for 14 years. His biopsychosocial model was a conceptual effort designed to get beyond the reductionistic biomedical model that still prevails. In his letter, Dr Victor Schwartz reads Dr Engel much more closely and to the point than does Dr Waterman "Biopsychosocial Model: Helpful or Hindering?" Psychiatric Times, May 2007).