Collagen injections. A case study in the erosion of the medical profession

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Abstract

Physicians as professionals are people dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of their patients rather than simply catering to patient requests and desires. Collagen injections are examined to determine whether or not they can be considered legitimate medical treatment to be offered by physicians. It is concluded that until a more vigorous clinical effort is made to determine the efficacy of the injections in promoting the health and welfare of recipients, it is not clear that they constitute medical treatment. It is argued that the safety of the injections coupled with a patient's desire for them is insufficient to constitute the injections being considered medical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume117
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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