To the Editor.—
I am struck by the letter of Richard F. Herndon, MD,1 concerning companions.Except for a passing reference to a grown daughter or son, all examples of companions given are female. This corresponds to my own observations.I agree with Dr Herndon that the companion is almost always relevant, has an influence on care, and should be catered to.However, I do not understand how Dr Herndon asks the companion "why he came."
Drucker F. Gender of Companions. JAMA. 1984;252(24):3365. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350240015015
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