T. N. RENGEL, M.D.
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To the editor: Our medical literature has been wanting material like that presented by Dr. Clouser ("'The Sanctity of life': An Analysis of a Concept." Ann Intern Med 78:119-125, 1973). Being so deeply immersed in the "institutionalized dehumanization" of patients ("Distance Between the Doctor and the Patient." Ann Intern Med 78:64, 1973), we find it difficult to maintain an appreciation of those ideas that are most basic and, indeed, give cause and reason to the establishment and continuation of the practice of medicine. Unfortunately, many of us are losing the "seasoning" and some of the fervor with which we entered
RENGEL TN. Humane Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;78:616. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-4-616_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(4):616.
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