RICHARD L. LANDAU, M.D.; EDWARD N. EHRLICH, M.D.
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To the editor: The American medical profession is being criticized more vigorously than at any time in the past. Some of us have wondered why. Certainly the widespread attitude of disaffection and distrust seems an unfair reward for the spectacular scientific advances in medical care achieved by our profession during the last quarter century. The rising cost of health care seems unlikely to be a major cause of this critical attitude, for what items in our economy have not risen sharply in cost? The almost inescapable conclusion is that the public's attitude toward us reflects ours toward it. The article,
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LANDAU RL, EHRLICH EN. Care of Patients. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:559–560. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-4-559_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(4):559-560.
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