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The Hippocratic Myth

Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise Their Promise to Heal

by M. Gregg Bloche

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The Hippocratic Myth
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Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise Their Promise to Heal
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M. Gregg Bloche

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Argues that many doctors are serving the needs of insurance and drug companies, rather than those of their patients, and are being used to promote political agendas. 40,000 first printing.

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