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Every one of the characters in this novel is a cliché. There is the young idealistic physician who refuses to practice with his traditional father who is now establishment but who still frequently recalls his painful climb up the ladder from the ghetto into the bosom of medical prestige. There is the brash outsider who wants to provide medical care without money to the underserved in the community, if the establishment will let him. ("Dissever, once and for all, the patient-physician relationship from a standard of gold.")
And, of course, there is the old surgeon, way past his operating prime,
A Pride of Healers.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:260. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-2-260_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(2):260.
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