Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2015

Abstract

The concession of errors in the pursuit of the art of medicine, where mishaps can lead to deleterious consequences is at the center of this paper. The social costs of medical errors and a professional culture with a strong tradition of self-regulation and shielding itself via a more or less permeable “Wall of Silence” make the issue not only interesting but keep it timely. The focus is on how and within what framework medical errors are admitted in the memoirs of American doctors. The times remembered reach from the 1950s and 1960s to the present.

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Original published version available at https://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/5112

First Page

438

Last Page

446

Publication Title

European Scientific Journal

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