The House-Staff Strike

Katherine Shear, James Cohen, Robert Walsky, Josephine Briggs, Peter Rubin, Donald S. Ruffett

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To the Editor: The recent doctors' strike in New York City was in some ways a revolutionary event in medical history. As participants in the strike we should like to explain our position. It was extremely painful for us to leave our patients' bedsides. However, the steadfast refusal of the administrators to respond to the Committee of Interns and Residents' (CIR) repeated attempts at rational dialogue left us no alternative. We soon realized that the issue was far broader than the CIR demand for shorter working hours. In a large sector of New York City's health-care system the needs of. . .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1246-1247
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number23
StatePublished - 5 Jun 1975


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