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The Cold Heart: Hypothermia and Cardiac Surgery, 1949-1962
[Handwritten note: Big Deal! Interesting reading re opinion of intelligent laymen on doctors!]
Dear Dr. Swan,
The Board of Supervisors has completed its investigation of the "recent personal publicity of Henry Swan, II, M.D."
and wishes to convey to you their findings. The information relayed to you is a portion of a letter written to another member
of this state society, and I quote that portion of the letter specifically covering this Board's decision in this matter:
"It was the feeling of the Board after carefully listening to and evaluating the problem that the personal publicity referred
to was not sought by Dr. Swan in any way. It was further ascertained that the publicity concerned had been cleared through
the Publicity Committee of the Colorado State Medical Society. The Board recommended to those concerned that, to avoid misunderstandings,
in the future any physician should clear any proposed publication personally with the Publicity Committee, rather than to
depend upon verbal approval through a third party.
The Board felt that while opinions as to the good taste and propriety of the articles under discussions would vary tremendously
among different segments of the population, there has been no breach of medical ethics involved.
The Board therefore recommends that Dr. Swan, specifically, and other members of the Colorado State Medical Society in general,
be made aware of these findings."