JOSEPH F. SADUSK JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Over 5 centuries ago, a learned British justice said in a malpractice case: "If a surgeon does so well as he can and employs all of his diligence to the cure, it is not right that he should be held culpable" (1). This basic concept continued through the years and, indeed, was upheld in the American courts in 1897 by the famous William Howard Taft when he said: "A physician is not a warrantor of cures. If . . . a failure to cure were held to be evidence, however slight, of negligence on the part of the physician or
JOSEPH F. SADUSK. Professional Liability Problems for the Internist. Ann Intern Med. 1962;57:847–853. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-5-847
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(5):847-853.
Hospital Medicine, Prevention/Screening.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use