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Opinion: Doctors: use social media with restraint

On #socialmedia, doctors bellow their discontent to the world. This may be therapeutic, but it risks undermining public confidence and damaging the nobility of the medical profession.
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More than a century ago, Sir William Osler — probably the most celebrated doctor in modern history — gave a lecture to medical students in which he referred to doctors as belonging to whose voices are not heard in the streets but who offer “consolation in sorrow, need, and sickness.” The best doctor, Osler noted, is often the one of whom the public hears

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