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Severed Trust: Why American Medicine Hasn't Been Fixed

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 19 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1253
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne, medical journalist
  1. New York

    George D Lundberg with James Stacey

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    Basic Books, £18.99, pp 336 ISBN 0 465 04291 0

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    In this magnificent insider's account, George Lundberg explains how American medicine got into its current mess and offers suggestions for its resuscitation. Lundberg has spent 50 years in medicine, from pre-med student mopping operating rooms in a country hospital to editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association and now editor in chief of Medscape, a leading internet site.

    Trained as a pathologist when medicine was changing from general practice to specialisation, he has worked in large and small hospitals across the United States, as a doctor in the US army, as head of pathology at a major teaching hospital, and as a professor at leading …

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