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The three most recent submissions to JAMA by Leonard B. Berman, MD, reveal a great deal about this physician, scientist, teacher, and philosopher who died Jan 24 of renal carcinoma a week after his 59th birthday.
First is his learned and highly readable discussion for JAMA's CONTEMPO issue of the state of the art in nephrology, his primary specialty and a field in which colleagues call him "one of the early giants" (1982; 247:2962-2965).
Next is his entertaining discussion of the "Ritual and Reason" of an institutional visit by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH) in A PIECE OF MY MIND (1982;247:2278).
Finally, there is his droll, but not unkindly, response to a letter challenging his JCAH submission on grounds that it might mislead private-practice psychiatrists into devaluing the importance of such surveys in hospitals where they work. His reply began: "The notion that one short article
Gunby P. Nephrologist Leonard B. Berman, MD, Dead at 59. JAMA. 1983;249(12):1543. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330360011006
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