Letters: Mar. 7, 1969

Hippocratic Oaths

Sir: There is nothing wrong with North American medicine [Feb. 21] that is not merely a reflection of the qualities of the society in which it develops. In fact, there is more common humanity in medicine than there is in society as a whole.

In a consumption-oriented society, is it any wonder that medicine is over consumed? In an impersonal society, is it to be expected that medicine will be thoroughly personal? If the poor are not as well treated medically as the wealthy, are they not also badly treated in every...

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