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May 5, 2004

Physicians as Citizens

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

JAMA. 2004;291(17):2075-2076. doi:10.1001/jama.291.17.2076-a

To the Editor: Dr Gruen and colleagues1 encouraged physicians to take a more active role in public affairs relating to the health of their patients and the communities in which they live. This view is similar to other recent efforts to define the roles and responsibilities of epidemiologists and other public health professionals, some of whom are also physicians.2,3

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