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Michael Balint (1890-1970) was a psycho-analyst from Hungary who emigrated to Britain in the 1930s. After the war he practiced as a psychoanalyst at the famous Tavistock Clinic in London.
Michael Balint began a seminal discussion and support group for family doctors. His work contributed many useful concepts to our understanding of the doctor-patient relationship, including:
More information about Michael Balint and his work is available at the Balint Society website (www.balint.co.uk)