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1977 Report of The Commission on Medical Professional Liability.

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The American Bar Association. . 161 pages. Limited copies available from: American Bar Association., 1155 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637: .

Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(6):849-850. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-88-6-849
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After having been exposed to a barrage of material from various perspectives on the so-called "medical malpractice crisis," physicians might wonder what to expect from a report of the American Bar Association's investigation of the subject. Since in at least one dimension the "crisis" is a test of wills between the medical and legal professions, the viewpoint of the lawyers' main professional organization might be anything from a diatribe against doctors to an insipid mouthing of platitudes. Fortunately for interprofessional relations and respect, the 1977 Report of the Commission on Medical Professional Liability is neither. Instead, it is an intelligent


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