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These days, physicians can never be sure whether the inquiring gaze of a new hospital staff member is that of a doctor interested in learning about medicine or of a sociologists interested in learning about doctors. Sociologists in growing numbers are writing dissertations about medicine by living in medical environments and are gaining detailed personal knowledge and experience about the process of doctoring. This literary genre has given us valuable insights into the processes of research and practice, and Charles Bosk's contribution is an important addition.
His topic is medical error—how is it defined and recognized by physicians and how
Forgive and Remember:. Ann Intern Med. ;92:451. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-3-451_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(3):451.
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