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Written by a lawyer, mystery writer, and avid science buff, this novel explores the subject of malpractice by examining a single, dramatic, medically plausible case. An upstate New York woman, mentally teetering to start, develops focal seizures and headaches and is operated on by an ill-trained neurosurgeon who suspects but has not proved the presence of tumor. Alternately having seizures, psychotic, or simply dull postop, she and her grieving mate, mentally limited himself, have the combined presence of minds to sue the hospital. They retain the services of Will Mahler, a one-time Assistant District Attorney now out on his own.
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Malpractice.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:331. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-2-331_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(2):331.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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