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The doctor in literature

  title={The doctor in literature},
  author={Solomon Posen},
edly." Her clinical activities include a fecal disimpaction of an old lady who does not co-operate, a search for signs of sexual abuse in six children who co-operate only too well, and an ophthalmoscopic examination of a male colleague who finds the procedure sexually stimulating (see also Chapter 5, pp. 218-9). Her training in epidemiology and information technology enables her to uncover the details of a large scale medical crime. 358 Despite her medical and epidemiological talents, Lucy… Expand
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