J. R. E.
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The issues of life and death are no strangers to the practicing physician. Daily he confronts them in the persons of his patients—endeavoring to detect and diminish disease, to promote health, to relieve suffering, to confound death. Sooner or later "death comes to all men," as he well knows, but his is the task to put off for his patient that day. The patient, whether he cherishes life with gusto or clings to life with despair, looks to his physician for all the help and hope that one human being can give another in a time of need. In this
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E. JR. Life and Death and the Physician. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:669. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-3-669
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(3_Part_1):669.
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