Time Magazine Contents PageVol. 134 No. 5 JULY 31, 1989

Vol. 134 No. 5 JULY 31, 1989


COVER: Under fire from all sides, the doctor-patient relationship is battered, bruised and in need of repair

American physicians are teetering on their lofty pedestals. Never have doctors been able to do so much for their patients, and rarely have patients seemed so ungrateful. Today's doctors must contend with ever changing technology, ever threatening lawsuits and a medical-industrial complex second-guessing their every decision. No wonder they often feel as sick as their patients. See LIVING.


NATION: A heroic captain guides his crippled DC-10 to a crash landing in an Iowa cornfield. Miraculously, 186 survive

Fate and circumstance combine to...

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