J. H. MEANS
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Fairness, it would seem, demands, in any human transaction, that the rights of all parties shall receive due consideration. This principle should apply to the doctor-patient relationship, which is in effect the sale (when it isn't a gift) of medical care to the patient by the doctor. Both parties to the transaction are deeply interested. To the patient, it may be a life or death matter; to the doctor, a portion of his livelihood. Exploitation of either by the other is incompatible with sound ethics. Yet we have it on high authority that "all features of medical service in any
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MEANS JH. CONTROL OF MEDICAL PRACTICE. Ann Intern Med. 1934;8:374–375. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-3-374
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(3):374-375.
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