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A Coronary Event.

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By Halberstam Michael, Lesher Stephan. . 208 pages. J. B. Lippincott Company; , Philadelphia: , 1976.. Price, $8.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):550-551. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-550_2
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The American public's hate-love affair with the medical profession and its obsession with health and illness are sustained largely by the sensationalism of the yellow press and by the froth of happy-ending TV fantasies. Topped off with a thick layer of sex this fare is guaranteed to keep the cash registers jingling in the ad agencies and publishers' offices. Unfortunately, little reliable information about doctoring is available for mass public consumption. Although smacking itself of trendy slick journalism and offering nothing new to seasoned physicians, A Coronary Event is a commendably accurate and illuminating account of a "difficult" patient and


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