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February 1972

News and Comment

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(2):194-198. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080282028

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Course.—The University of Miami Law Center and School of Medicine announce the forthcoming course Medical Malpractice, a Legal Course for Doctors, which will be given March 1 through 4, 1972, at the Americana Hotel, Bal Harbour, Fla. The purpose of the seminar is to give doctors and hospital administrators an indepth introduction to their legal rights and duties in relation to their patients. Taught completely by lawyers, it will be a nonadversary, factual, legal, and practical presentation for the purpose of education.

Inquiries for further information should be addressed to IV Medical Legal Institute, University of Miami Law Center, PO Box 8087, Coral Gables, Fla 33124.

Announcement.—A Medical Malpractice Project, based upon questionnaires distributed to doctors in spring and summer of 1971, was conducted by the Duke Law Journal. This is a study of the relationship between the threat of medical malpractice suits and the incidence of "defensive

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