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The mind of the average physician is usually closed to the argument of the health economist. The reaction is understandable given the pontifical exhortation and condescending accusation frequently encountered in the economist's exposition. In arresting contrast, Fuchs writes: "This book is not a directory of villains. It is simply not true that you can always recognize the 'bad guys' by their white coats." Moreover, the author disclaims a corner on truth by describing quite explicitly the limitations of economics as a tool for study and for resolution of societal problems.
Who Shall Live? is devoted primarily to a thoughtful enumeration
Who Shall Live?. Ann Intern Med. ;84:232–233. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-2-232
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(2):232-233.
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