Health Care and its Problems

  • John Fry


The Utopian naivity with which we used to view medicine and its roles is past. No longer can we afford the comfortable, but unrealistic, luxuries of assuming that the roles of the physician are to heal and of the patient to be healed and that their relationship is sacrosanct and must not be interfered or tampered with.


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Further reading

  1. Bryant, J. (1969). Health and the Developing World (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press)Google Scholar
  2. Douglas-Wilson, I. and McLachlan, G. (eds.) (1973). Health Service Perspectives (London: The Lancet and The Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust)Google Scholar

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© John Fry 1978

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