Equanimity upsetBMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7154.318 (Published 01 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:318
- Joseph Herman, family practitioner
Sir William Osler was characteristically outspoken on conflicts of interest.In Aequinimitas he referred to keeping the practitioner “out of the clutches of the arch enemy of his professional independence —the pernicious literature of our camp followers, a literature increasing in bulk….The profession has no more insidious foe than the large borderland pharmaceutical …
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