STANLEY S. B. GILDER, M.B., B.S., B.SC.
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The great majority of doctors, in my experience, take little interest in political life; when they become politicians, they seem to drift away from being doctors. However, being human, doctors like to enjoy a good standard of living. So the usual common meeting ground for politicians and doctors is economic, as numerous examples from all over the Western world have shown. South Africans are no different from the rest, and one of the sources of professional irritation in recent years has been the fee tariffs set by government in relation to medical schemes.
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GILDER SSB. South Africa: Professional Strife in a Minor Key. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:424–425. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-424
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):424-425.
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