Frank Davidoff, MD
The Editors welcome submissions for possible publication in the Letters section. Authors of letters should:
•Include no more than 300 words of text, three authors, and five references
•Type with double-spacing
•Send three copies of the letter, an authors' form signed by all authors, and a cover letter describing any conflicts of interest related to the contents of the letter.
Letters commenting on an Annals article will be considered if they are received within 6 weeks of the time the article was published. Only some of the letters received can be published. Published letters are edited and may be shortened; tables and figures are included only selectively. Authors will be notified that the letter has been received. If the letter is selected for publication, the author will be notified about 3 weeks before the publication date. Unpublished letters cannot be returned.
Annals welcomes electronically submitted letters.
Davidoff F. Ethical Principles for Everyone. Ann Intern Med. 2001;134:1152-1153. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-134-12-200106190-00026
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 2001;134(12):1152-1153.
The invasion of medicine by commercial interests, now on a global scale, has led to a serious clash of values. The resulting tensions are particularly unfortunate since, as I have said elsewhere (1), elements of both the medical and commercial value systems are essential if health care is to flourish. I agree with Dr. Mazza that the reluctance of governments to consider health and health care as important, much less as rights, certainly contributes to the problem. But change has to start somewhere, and a major intent of the Tavistock principles is to catalyze that change.
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Copyright © 2016 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only