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Tarnishing reputations: the downside of medical activism

Sunil K Pandya

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2012.065


Abstract

When I started writing essays in favour of wronged patients in the late 1960s, I was warned of this possibility. Criticisms of that section of the medical profession that hurt patients or ill-treated them or cheated them inevitably drew censure of my action. While there was never any dispute about the facts laid down by me in my papers, the admonitions I received were against tarnishing the profession. I was upset at this as I have always taken great care to point out that the miscreants were only a proportion of the professionals. Even so, I was roundly criticised at a public meeting of doctors under the aegis of the Indian Medical Association for censuring any member of the profession.

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