Medicine: How to Treat a Doctor

Like many another medical journal, London's Lancet has printed reams of advice to doctors on how to behave toward their patients. Now the Lancet has let a layman turn the table and tell how the patient should treat the doctor. With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Londoner Marguerite A. Sieghart wrote:

"The first data given in a case history are usually name, address and age, and if the patient is a woman, the profession of her husband. For women, two important points already arise. First as to her age. If at all possible, an experienced patient will avoid giving an age...

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