Medicine: Malpractice Protection

The most cautious and conscientious doctor never knows when a disgruntled or scheming patient may sue him for malpractice. Although a doctor may be legally exonerated, his reputation inevitably suffers from the publicity. And the volume of such litigation, to the medical profession's .alarm, constantly increases. In Clinical Medicine & Surgery last week Dr. Isador Simon Trostler, Chicago roentgenologist, trotted out a few fundamental rules which, if scrupulously observed by doctors, he thought, might stem the tide of malpractice suits. Gist of his advice: ¶Never under any circumstances promise a cure or use...

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