ROBERT H. MOSER
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The traditional relationship between doctor and patient has come upon strange and stormy times. The climate of public reaction to the physician has turned somewhat chill. The classic portrait of the clinician brooding in elegant solitude at the bedside has been displaced by less admirable images. One need but turn on the television set at an unfortunate moment to realize how far our star has descended. The pressures of modern society have converged to a degree that the equanimity so prized by Dr. Osler seems an unobtainable nirvana.
However, we are not without sin.
At times, it seems as though
MOSER RH. On Speaking to Patients. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:588–591. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-3-588
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(3):588-591.
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