Viewpoint: the elephant in medical professionalism's kitchen.

  title={Viewpoint: the elephant in medical professionalism's kitchen.},
  author={Frederic W. Hafferty},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  volume={81 10},
The rise of the corporation within health care during the 1980s and early 1990s was met by organized medicine with a deluge of editorials, articles, and books that identified a singular enemy--commercialism--and depicted it as corrosive of, and antithetical to, medical professionalism. Medicine's ire proved prognostic as scores of highly publicized corporate-medical scandals began to crater the landscape of a rapidly emerging "medical marketplace." Medicine's main weapon in this… CONTINUE READING

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