JOHN D. STOECKLE, M.D.
My God, they want to make us employees!
When every doctor, or most, wants to care for patients and so hopes to do good in society, what is the matter with being an employee? Some view the salaried job as today's condition of practice, even as the most inviting one; for others the haunting vision is the factory floor—an old if not a futuristic image.
As historians of industry have noted (1), the early scientific management of the factory floor (Taylorism) had not only the mission of efficiency for greater profits but the tactics of de-skilling jobs and establishing time-and-motion production
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STOECKLE JD. Working on the Factory Floor. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:250–251. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-250
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(2):250-251.
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