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August 1969


Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(2):260. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030262036

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To the Editor.—I wish to show my interest in your editorial "Fuel on the Fire of Malpractice Claims" (Arch Otolaryng89:443-444 [March] 1969).

This is a difficult situation and is one that is hard to handle, but I think you have the answer if you can get the cooperation of the attorneys as well as the physicians. This would necessitate the making of a joint legal and medical committee to handle these various complaints. I do not know who will take the initiative to carry out such a project. As you said, "the most important thing is to control the contingent fee system."

This fear of malpractice hanging over the heads of these wonderful, dedicated men in the field of medicine has taken away the incentive of trying to better the science of their specialty. We hope that you will have success in the future and that we

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