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Robert Shepherd, MD

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Letters / October 2010

A doctor who never examines his or her patients is doing a poor job. The Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles (OSMV) tests young drivers repeatedly. The OSMV does not test older drivers. Dr Jensen wrote, “The... Read More

Letters / May 2010

This letter is an appeal for active clarity in letters between doctors. More than once a month I get a letter from a colleague that contains a variant on the following sentence: “The patient will require [an action].”... Read More

Letters / April 2010

Dr Greenstone’s article “The history of bloodletting” [BCMJ 2010;52(1):12-14] was interesting, as was his suggestion that some of our practices may in future seem quaint or risible.  He mentioned our overuse of... Read More