Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
In Reply: I wrote my essay as catharsis for
myself and with the hope that it might bring to light some of the problems
in our current health care system. I never anticipated the response it has
generated, and I hope this initial interest helps lead to some changes. I
have heard from physicians, lawyers, and laypeople from literally around the
world and have appreciated every call and letter. Drs Bicket, Hogan, Morse,
and Watts' letters of support are also greatly appreciated.
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