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December 8, 1989

And Who Shall Care for the Sick: The Corporate Transformation of Medicine in Minnesota

JAMA. 1989;262(22):3204-3205. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03430220141048

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One cannot fairly review a book by Dr Reece without discussing the man himself. He is so intimately identified with his book that his smiling picture appears on the front cover, and his work expresses his feelings about what's happening to the medical profession as much as it does the history of the steady "corporate transformation of medicine" in the Twin Cities. Dr Reece was a successful pathologist serving Twin Cities hospitals and created his own private reference laboratory before becoming an editor and author.

In his career as editor of Minnesota Medicine, the journal of the Minnesota Medical Association, he has transformed a rather ordinary scientific publication into a journal of the sociopolitical aspects of medical care. As an author he publishes a monthly newsletter called "The Reece Report" that is read by physicians all across the country. As a personality, he is a frequent speaker to health care