Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—The Editorial1 "The Business and Professionalism of Medicine"
should be required reading in many quarters. I only wish I could have put
things as well.
If organized medicine makes its decisions and sets its policies by first
determining what is right to the best of its considerable ability, the best
interests of physicians will be served in all respects. The results may not
be immediate, but the public outcry when the Sunbeam deal was revealed indicates
that the American Medical Association's image has improved in the last 20
years, and its views are more trusted and respected because of much hard work
by many devoted colleagues.
Freedman JK. The Pendulum of Business and Professionalism in Medicine. JAMA. 1998;279(10):748. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-10-jac80000