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The lost domains of the doctor

Meenal Mamdani

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2006.029


Abstract

The author discusses whether the rapid changes taking place in the medical profession have made doctors redundant. The author is a paediatrician; his father was also a doctor. He describes medical practice as his father experienced it immediately after the Second World War. Doctors could treat fewer diseases than now. Often they could only provide comfort.

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