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March 26, 2003

Health Professionals With Physical Disabilities

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(12):1507. doi:10.1001/jama.289.12.1507-a

To the Editor: Dr Steinberg and colleagues1 discussed the subtle forms of discrimination that those of us who are disabled health care professionals are faced with from our own colleagues and professions. Both the medical and nursing professions have long equated physical stamina with ability to render care to patients or make positive contributions to academia and research.

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