BARNET BERRIS, M.SC., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), F.A.C.P.; S. VICTOR FEINMAN, B.SC., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C).; JONATHAN C. SINCLAIR, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C).; DAMIANA M. WROBEL, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.; ANNETTE CARR, M.A.; JOHN CHRISTOPHER, B.SC.; W. HARDING LE RICHE, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C).
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To the editor: In a previous questionnaire survey of physicians and accountants in Ontario, physicians reported a frequency of hepatitis three times as great as accountants (1). This finding was interpreted as possibly a result of greater exposure to hepatitis in physicians. Other possibilities could explain the difference, such as greater awareness of disease and feelings of responsibility to report hepatitis among physicians.
We report here the findings from a similar questionnaire distributed to all dentists who were members of the Ontario Dental Association. In a survey of 468 dentists and 787 attorneys in Miami, a statistically higher frequency of
BERRIS B, FEINMAN SV, SINCLAIR JC, et al. Frequency of Hepatitis in Dentists in Ontario. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:699–700. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-699
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