What is a Profession? (Earle Scarlett)

We in the medical profession are at times apt to be confused and have our attention distracted by the temper and spectacle of the contemporary scene. There is plenty of talk about medical economics, bus less about professional aspects of our craft. To be sure, we cannot be indifferent to changing economic conditions or to … Continue reading What is a Profession? (Earle Scarlett)

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What Is A Clinician And What Does He Do? (Philip A. Tumulty, M.D.)

Opening lecture to the third-year students in their course, “Introduction to Clinical Medicine” at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1970 Abstract: A clinician is one whose prime function is to manage a sick person with the purpose of alleviating the total effect of his illness. The multifocal character of the impact of illness upon … Continue reading What Is A Clinician And What Does He Do? (Philip A. Tumulty, M.D.)