DALE C. CAMERON, M.D., M.P.H.
This is an opportune time to present the medicolegal issues to be considered by a physician undertaking the treatment, or other disposition, of narcotic-dependent persons (addicts) (1). In the past few years, there has been a marked increase in the attention given in professional and lay publications and other channels of communication to problems of narcotic and other drug dependence (addiction). Increasing numbers of physicians are finding the treatment of narcotic-dependent persons "respectable," but many still hesitate to become involved, sometimes because of lack of familiarity with the medical factors but also, too often, because of misunderstanding about the associate
CAMERON DC. Medicolegal Issues in the Care of Addicts. Ann Intern Med. ;67:209–210. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-1-209
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(1):209-210.
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