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On a barely conscious level, most physicians have probably wondered what practicing medicine in a prison (recently termed "desmoterics") is like. This book may satisfy their curiosity.
In reality, this is two works in one. The first is an insider's detailed account of prison health care reform in Massachusetts as observed by Dr. Prout, who was an integral part of that process over the past 20 years. The account begins about 50 years ago, when the doctrine of sovereign immunity was sacred, allowing inmates little recourse to improve upon basically nonexistent health care. It culminates in the present, when an
Care And Punishment: The Dilemmas of Prison Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;110:950–951. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-11-950_3
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