December 1964

Doctor and Patient: Ethics, Morale, Government.

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By Sir Robert Platt, Bt. Price, 5 shillings (70¢). Pp 87, with no illustrations. Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust 1963, printed in Great Britain by Whitefriars Press, Ltd., London, 1963.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(6):853-854. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860120165025

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The Rock Carling Fellowship was founded as a memorial to the late Sir Ernest Rock Carling who was a trustee of the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust in England. It has the purpose of reviewing the knowledge and activity in some particular field of medicine in which Rock Carling had an interest. Sir Robert Platt as holder of this fellowship set for himself the task of analyzing medical practice from the point of view of the doctor-patient relationship, general practice, the organization of medical care, medical education, professional morale, human experimentation, and the governing and regulation of the medical profession, enough for a very thoughtful and provocative monograph. He begins by discussing the original ideas of the Royal College of Physicians in London founded by Henry VIII in 1518 for the purpose of upholding and improving the standards of the medical practice in London. He quotes from the Act of 1522

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