Medicine: Seductive Patients

The rules of sound medical practice have a carefully built-in safeguard for the woman patient being examined or treated by a male doctor: another woman, usually a nurse, must be present. There is no corresponding protection for the physician who is the object of seductive advances during interviews with his female patients. Psychiatrist Herbert Vandervoort of the University of California at San Francisco believes that such advances are made often enough to justify having inexperienced young doctors forewarned and provided with a check list of the various seductive types whom they will have...

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