"The authors are respected medical school faculty at prominent universities. They have unearthed previously untapped archives and interviewed health industry leaders whose actions and recollections detail the effect of inter-professional relations on patient care.
The healthcare leaders quoted in this book were involved in creating the history that now provides the foundation for our current and future practice of patient care. They seized opportunities in a particular place at a particular time, and the world moved through them, like a vortex of time. They made their imprint for the good of the patient and for the advancement of medical research.
In America there exist two separate yet equal, fully licensed physicians, M.D.s and D.O.s. They had a unique relationship in California because the two professions merged in 1962 but reemerged separately again in 1974 due to the efforts of a few stalwart D.O.s. Patient care thus became enriched by giving people choices to be cared for by a D.O. or an M.D..
Readers interested in the recent history of the medical professions, as portrayed in the personal narratives of this book, will find knowledge that has not been made available so far.
About Ph.D., Michael Seffinger, D.O., and Jerome Tobis, M.D. Sibylle Reinsch
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Published July 31, 2009
Professional & Technical.