J. R. E.
There can be little doubt that in recent times the image of the American physician in the public mind, and especially as portrayed in the public press, has undergone a deplorable change. He has been depicted at worst as a reactionary money seeker and at best as a well-motivated but narrow-minded participant in a changing social scene—a professional unable to see beyond the immediate problems of diagnosis and treatment and fee for same.
". . . the doctor may be a learned man in his own field. But in general knowledge he is the worst-educated of our professional men. .
J. R. E.. The Image of the American Physician. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:527–528. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-3-527
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(3):527-528.
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