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CMAJ. 1995 May 1;152(9):1492-4.

Disabilities give some physicians a fresh insight into their profession.

Abstract

Most physicians see disabilities only in the patients they treat, but some doctors speak from personal experience when they say disabilities should not be a barrier to practising medicine. Neurologist Gordon Robinson of Vancouver says the spinal problems that left him a paraplegic could not stop him from practising. Many aspects of his work didn't really require the use of his legs. He could still see patients in the office much as he had before simply by using an examining table that could be lowered. However, it may be more difficult convincing colleagues that physical disabilities are not an insurmountable barrier.

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