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Here is yet another examination of the shortcomings of the medical profession: dependence on physicians from underdeveloped countries, overemphasis on specialization, inadequate emergency services, and neglect of preventive medicine. Dr. Miller's book differs from the usual screed in several respects. For one, he writes well. For another, he is a one-time clinical neurologist who sees medicine's problems in perspective. Lastly, as vice-chancellor of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he is, of course, writing about the problems of England's National Health Service (NHS).
A self-described "convinced socialist," he gives a brief summary of the many problems facing physicians and patients in the
Medicine and Society.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:418–419. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-3-418_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(3):418-419.
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