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The Surgeon's Responsibility.

Darrell A. Jaques, MC
Arch Intern Med. 1969;124(5):647. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300210129041.
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In these days of surprising vacillations in sense of values, it is good to be reminded of the responsibility we inherit as physicians. Derrick has brought to our attention the exact nature of this responsibility in a most interesting and readable manner. Although the title suggests this is a book for surgeons, in fact, it would be well for every physician to read and take heed.

Early in the book Derrick states that the love and respect and affection we command as doctors of medicine are not things of our own making. They have been earned for us by the decency and the humanity of countless generations of good men over the past 3,000 years. From that beginning the author defines with brilliant thoughts and lucid expressions the nature and the heritage of this responsibilty. In addition, he points out our shortcomings and how best to maintain our professional posture.

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