The doctor’s dilemma

David E Smith
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb00870.x
Published online: 19 February 2007

To the Editor: In From the Editor’s Desk in the 20 November 2006 issue of the Journal, Van Der Weyden acknowledged the 100th anniversary of the first performance of George Bernard Shaw’s play The doctor’s dilemma, and the fact that both society and medical practice have since changed dramatically in the ensuing century. He then asked: “. . . what is the modern doctor’s dilemma?”1

  • David E Smith1,2,0

  • 1 Discipline of Ethics and Health Law, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.
  • 2 South Lakes Medical Group, Dora Creek, NSW.



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