TITLE

Query

AUTHOR(S)
Ursus
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/15/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 4, p440
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article warns medical students to never give casual medical advice, no matter how harmless it may seem. As a medical graduate, the author was consulted by his sister, concerned about her son's severe headaches. He advises her to go for a CT scan and finds that there are no complications. Now, the doctor regrets this, and stops advising friends or family. He contends that 'primum non nocere' is the code and without a physical exam, a lot of harm could come to patients.
ACCESSION #
22082993

 

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