E. J. H.
Who speaks and writes in public for the interests of any and all patients in medical care? The answer is simple— many people. The many are more than physicians; they include lawyers, drug manufacturers, bureaucrats, novelists, economists, magazine journalists, union officers, and newspaper reporters. Indeed it is probably only physicians who ever question the right of everyone and anyone to debate the best means of insuring the best care for present and future patients. This right of public voice is not itself debatable although some men in the profession have made out that it is. The state of medical care
H. EJ. Who Speaks for the Patient?. Ann Intern Med. ;66:809–811. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-4-809
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(4):809-811.
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