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J R Soc Med. 1996 February; 89(2): 69–72.
PMCID: PMC1295659

Aggression against doctors: a review.

Abstract

Although the number of doctors abused is comparatively small, the perceived risk of violence presents a major issue for the whole profession since the consequences extend to all doctors through the intimidation reports in the medical press and newspapers engender.

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