WM. S. MCCANN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The medico-legal questions which have arisen in connection with the pneumonokonioses are of two kinds: those which come from common law suits for negligence, and those which are connected with workmen's compensation laws. Many of our states have not yet included pneumonokoniosis in their compensation schedules. In these states a furious battle is being fought in the courts, into which medical men are being drawn by both sides. The physician who is suddenly projected into the "no man's land," which is the territory of the expert medical witness, finds himself between two fires. He is faced with ethical problems of
MCCANN WS. ETIOLOGY OF THE PULMONARY FIBROSES AND MEDICO-LEGAL ASPECTS OF PNEUMONOKONIOSIS(ETIOLOGY OF THE PULMONARY FIBROSES AND MEDICO-LEGAL ASPECTS OF PNEUMONOKONIOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1935;9:234–244. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-3-234
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(3):234-244.
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