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By any measure Eliot Freidson stands in the first rank of American sociologists. It is propitious for medicine that his work has centered on medical and health services topics. Freidson's earlier books, Patients' Views of Medical Practice (1961), Profession of Medicine (1970), Professional Dominance (1970), and Doctoring Together (1976) were all influential contributions to the theory of professions and the organization of medical practice. Equally significant are his heretofore scattered articles, now collected in Medical Work in America.
Although the earliest of these articles date from the early 1960s, the author has carefully placed them in context with new introductory
Medical Work in America: Essays on Health Care. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:477. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-112-6-477_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(6):477.
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