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(p. 141) Letter to the British Medical Journal: ’Pathies in a State Service 

(p. 141) Letter to the British Medical Journal: ’Pathies in a State Service
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(p. 141) Letter to the British Medical Journal: ’Pathies in a State Service
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0017
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date: 21 October 2018

In this letter to the British Medical Journal, Winnicott draws attention to the danger that a state medical service could be forced by Parliament to accept osteopathy, homeopathy, and other practices that are not accepted by the profession on scientific grounds. The profession must actively support the right of the unqualified practitioner to practise, on his own responsibility, while at the same time absolutely protecting itself from the possibility of having its beliefs warped by political pressure.

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