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Subject:  Re: Poll: Patient Information Date:  10/30/2002  11:15 AM
Author:  urche Number:  262 of 898

RSH--- this was a brilliant post (#260) that deserves wider readership. Taking your permission for granted, I am going to try to forward this to someone at the Fool discussion boards in hopes that it might get picked as a post of the day.
You expressed very well the predicament I have found myself in more and more often over the 20 years I have been in medical practice.
Here was my favorite line:
So, what is the balance between, "There's a hundred reasons you might be hurt taking this pill" and "Here's your prescription. Any problems, have your coroner call me."?

Therein lies the art of medicine. Unfortunately, therein also lies the likelihood of doing the wrong thing no matter how you prescribe.
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