Andrew L. Pecora, MD
The first order of duty for any physician is to do no harm. It is expected and accepted that despite all that medical science and physician skills can do, some patients won’t get better and will eventually succumb to their illness. Nearly all physicians expend Herculean efforts to save their patients from disease; however, no physician, no matter how wellintentioned, should knowingly harm a patient. This dictum is about to play out in another domain.
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