Medicine: A New Type of Doctor Emerges

U.S. medicine, the nation's most conservative profession, is being shaken up. Many medical students and young doctors are determined to change its rules and traditions. Old totems like the one-to-one doctor-patient relationship and the direct fee for service are losing respect. The American Medical Association, traditional foe of any system hinting of collectivism, is losing membership.* Interns and junior residents, who once were to senior staff what braceros are to farmers, are talking back and dreaming of new, more egalitarian forms of practice. The line in the Hippocratic oath that pledges the neophyte...

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