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When a Doctor Shakes Hands

In an age when pesky bacteria are growing more antibiotic resistant, is it really a good idea for physicians to greet their patients with a handshake? At fourscore years and five, I am in reasonably good health and feel most fortunate to be well looked after by a great internist plus six medical specialists. But I could do without all those obligatory handshakes!

Robert Ritchie

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