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Though some patients and a few physicians would turn back to nineteenth century medicine had they the chance, most of us would not, preferring this era of diagnostic precision and therapeutic potency to that time of bloody frockcoats and laudable pus. Yet for our greater skills, the patient pays a price of greater risks, at least in morbidity. These risks are the theme of Dr. Spain's The Complications of Modern Medical Practices. He describes and illustrates the range of hazards that may prolong the patient's illness or lead to his death as a consequence of acceptable and orthodox diagnostic studies
The Complications of Modern Medical Practices.Year Book of Drug Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. ;60:931–932. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-5-931_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(5):931-932.
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