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Medical Student Distress And The Risk Of Doctor Suicide

Fri, 10/08/2010 - 6:50am
Pauline W. Chen, MD

October 7, 2010

Several years ago, I learned that a physician in a town not too far from where I was practicing had committed suicide. Neither I nor my hospital colleagues knew him, but according to the story we heard, he was the father of young children, was respected by doctors and patients alike and had struggled privately with mental illness since medical school.

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