J. H. MEANS
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Fairness, it would seem, demands, in any human transaction, that the rights of all parties shall receive due consideration. This principle should apply to the doctor-patient relationship, which is in effect the sale (when it isn't a gift) of medical care to the patient by the doctor. Both parties to the transaction are deeply interested. To the patient, it may be a life or death matter; to the doctor, a portion of his livelihood. Exploitation of either by the other is incompatible with sound ethics. Yet we have it on high authority that "all features of medical service in any
MEANS JH. CONTROL OF MEDICAL PRACTICE. Ann Intern Med. ;8:374–375. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-3-374
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(3):374-375.
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