In redesigning a system of health care as a right, medical educators as well as physicians have a social responsibility to apply scientific knowledge to human affairs. As old traditions in medicine have become ineffective in meeting new societal needs, there is little room for doubt that comprehensive health care should be the primary goal of contemporary medicine. "There is a need. . . for a new personal ethic for doctors and medical scientists. The Hippocratic Oath, noble in its intention, no longer serves. It has been overtaken by events." 14
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Publication information: Book title: Humanistic Perspectives in Medical Ethics. Contributors: Maurice B. Visscher - Editor. Publisher: Prometheus Books. Place of publication: Buffalo, NY. Publication year: 1972. Page number: 295.
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