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While many persons are attacking the profession of medicine, Mr. Slavitt has written Physicians Observed to help American physicians better understand themselves in the midst of a changing profession. Based on his experiences with family members who are physicians, especially his wife and daughter, and on interviews primarily with well-known academic physicians, he writes of the socialization into medicine from the admissions process, through the pre-clinical and clinical years, and into housestaff training. He, like others, suggests "that many medical students came in with wisdom and compassion, and then, through the process of education and training, lost it. . ."
Physicians Observed. A Startling Examination of the Men and Women We Trust with Our Lives.. Ann Intern Med. ;109:601. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-7-601_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(7):601.
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