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May 30, 1977

Medical Interpreting for Hearing-Impaired Patients

JAMA. 1977;237(22):2397-2398. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270490037020

Medical interpreting for deaf patients is a new dimension of the medical field. Medical interpreting allows for the fast, accurate, and complete exchange of medical information between medical professionals and their deaf patients. The exchange of accurate medical information is critical to the early diagnosis and treatment of medical problems.

(JAMA 237:2397-2398, 1977)