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Holmes King K., Corey Lawrence, Collier Ann C., Handsfield H. Hunter. ; eds. 272 pages. New York: : McGraw-Hill; ; 1990.. $25.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(7):582. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-7-582_4
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When pestilence prevails, it is the physicians' duty to face the dangers and to continue their labors for the alleviation of suffering, even at jeopardy to their own lives.

American Medical Association Code of Ethics, 1847

Recently, a pharmaceutical company invited me to discuss the care of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with community-based primary care physicians. As a volunteer attending in the HIV clinic (actually called the "Immunodeficiency Program") run by the Infectious Disease group at the university hospital where I was member of the General Medicine section, I guess I was "experienced." Turnout was better than expected—20 physicians


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