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Medicolegal Implications of the Consensus Conference

Kevin McIntyre, MD, JD, Chairman
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Correspondence to: Kevin McIntyre, MD, JD, 160 Commonwealth Ave, Suite 801, Boston, MA 02116; e-mail: vericor@aol.com



Chest. 2001;119(1_suppl):337S-343S. doi:10.1378/chest.119.1_suppl.337S
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One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient (Francis Weld Peabody, 1881–1927).1

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