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Marcia Millman is a sociologist. The Unkindest Cut is the outcome of her study of the attitudes of physicians and other hospital staff towards their work, their colleagial relationships, and their patients. She was concerned particularly with how physicians perceive and act upon mistakes that they or colleagues make. The study was conducted in a private hospital affiliated with a university, where Dr. Millman was allowed to observe clinical, teaching, and research activities over a 2-year period.
We learn a great deal about the roots of the behavior of interns, residents, private physicians, and hospital staff in the setting of
The Unkindest Cut. Life in the Backrooms of Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:129–130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-129_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):129-130.
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