HARRY N. BEATY, M.D.; ROBERT G. PETERSDORF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The term "iatrogenic" is used commonly to designate diseases caused by the ministrations of a physician. A review of this subject produces an overwhelming number of references which are readily available in the current medical literature in the form of symposia, review articles, monographs, and case reports. In addition, there is a constant barrage of warning letters from pharmaceutical companies and the Food and Drug Administration. Despite this preoccupation with iatrogenic disease, most physicians appear to feel secure in the belief, that "iatrogenic disease" is a consequence of carelessness or ineptitude on the part of some other physician. The generalization
BEATY HN, PETERSDORF RG. Iatrogenic Factors in Infectious Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;65:641–656. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-4-641
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(4):641-656.
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