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To the Editor.—I see by the AMA News the lawyers are running the doctors out of Utah by their malpractice suits. Your editorial "Fuel on the Fire of Malpractice Claims" (Arch Otolaryng89:443-444 [March] 1969) was timely and to the point. It seems as though these trial lawyers are holding us up like Robin Hood did when he claimed to be robbing the rich for the poor. They say we are the villains, the rich, the ones who go out of their way to injure the sick, the lame, the helpless. We know this is not true. But if the lawyers continue to repeat it as the truth, the public will believe it is true. That is a fact and has been repeated over and over again throughout history. The fact is that a repetition of falsehood over and over again will leave an impression of truth among
SHAMBAUGH GE, PUCKETT HL. MALPRACTICE. Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(2):259–260. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030261035
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