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The title of this book is possibly misleading. The explications, such as the one on biological experimentation in prison, by Klein, and the one on the role of the psychiatrist in the torture of military and political prisoners, by Storr, seem to have little in common with the average physician's daily experience; however, any physician who has had to function within the political restraints of a bureaucratic system can remember examples of the system tampering with the doctor-patient relation. Further, whenever the system exerts pressure on the physician to comply with its wishes (as opposed to the patient's needs), the
Medical Care of Prisoners and Detainees.. Ann Intern Med. ;80:677. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-5-677_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(5):677.
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