I'm Still Proud to Be a Doctor, Mr. Kennedy
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1981 Dec; 7(4): 177-179.
While agreeing with some of the criticisms of the medical profession made by Ian Kennedy in the course of the BBC's 1980 Reith Lectures on medical ethics, physician Wilkes argues that his peers are receiving too much of the blame for the general dissatisfaction with modern health care. A society unsettled by complex social and economic problems and an unrealistic view of medicine's ability to provide solutions has made physicians convenient scapegoats for its discontent. (KIE abstract)