Medicine: Patient Interne

In Gouverneur Hospital, Manhattan. last week one Martin Lewison, a diabetic patient who for days had refused to eat, died. The notation of his death reported it as occurring while Dr. Milton J. Eisen, interne, was "forcibly" feeding him. Hasty conclusion of Interne Eisen's superiors was that the forced feeding had strangled the patient, that the interne was culpable, They suspended Dr. Eisen. Dismayed, he foresaw his career wrecked before it had begun. Autopsy showed that Lewison had died of blockade of his coronary artery and not of strangulation. Investigation disclosed that the...

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