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March 7, 2007

Political Activity of US Physicians

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2007;297(9):951-952. doi:10.1001/jama.297.9.951-b

To the Editor: In the study of the public roles of US physicians by Dr Gruen and colleagues,1 I was surprised by the marked discrepancy between the high physician ratings of the importance of political involvement and the low degree of political activity by physicians, particularly those in internal medicine. This discrepancy may be the result of the limited definition of political activity used by the authors.

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