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The surge of new books recently published on law and medicine attests to the belief stated by many (authors and publishers at least) that today's practicing physician may reasonably expect professional involvement with the civil law. Legal problems may arise from such commonplace matters as membership in hospital staff committee, business records, an anesthetic accident, a sleepy nurse, a careless technician, or a telephone consultation. Wasmuth defines, illustrates, and discusses these and numerous other potential problems.
The full range of subject material includes the physician-patient relationship; hospital practice, liability, and staff relationships; malpractice and consent; licensure, insurance, taxes, Medicare; the
Law for the Physician.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:452–453. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-2-452_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(2):452-453.
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