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Philip Franklin Wagley, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(11):1553-1554. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330220091038.
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To the Editor.  —Ethical attitudes about and toward medical care have changed. Those most concerned can scarcely keep abreast of the relevant publications and seminars. A myriad of scientific and social developments have converged in such a manner that patients, health-care providers, scientists, government personnel, philosophers, ethicists, social workers, private foundations, and politicians provide sources of ideas about what may be wrong ethically and what should be changed in patient care. There is little question that biomedical ethical attitudes must be reanalyzed very critically.One of


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