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When I talk about malpractice in this book, I am referring to any practice committed by a doctor that is bad, whether it has legal implications or not. I’m not implying that much of medicine is bad medicine. That is not true. But malpractice occurs more often than one would 50 Two: The Doctor Isn’t Always Right expect. For this reason I decided to write this book from the perspective of an insider to tell the public what I believe to be true: that the most missed diagnosis is that of malpractice.

Other superstitions included walking babies over a bridge or river; if you did this, you protected a baby from polio. S. heeded this advice during the epidemic. So, while the human form stirred various practices and superstitions, people’s perspective of the physician revolved around the human form, too. The doctor was revered because he could treat the ills of the body. The doctor could make people better. As a result of this demigod status, many believed the physician was untouchable, a leader of sorts.

In Native American cultures, the medicine man could cure disease. And, in as late as the 1930s some cultures believed that taking blood from the mother and injecting it into the child could prevent polio. Other superstitions included walking babies over a bridge or river; if you did this, you protected a baby from polio. S. heeded this advice during the epidemic. So, while the human form stirred various practices and superstitions, people’s perspective of the physician revolved around the human form, too.

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