Doctors don't own medical knowledge

El Halim, Tarek Abd
January 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/6/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 1, p140
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's insight regarding the rightful owners of medical knowledge. He relates the perspectives of an experienced physician who believes that the knowledge a physician gains in medical school is the property of Canadian taxpayers. He notes that the experienced physician considers the acquired medical knowledge as an innate trust between physicians and patients with the promise that such knowledge will be administered justly and fairly throughout the community.


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