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Today, a blog about nothing—but Seinfeld

The most eye-catching reference in a recent Health Affairs report on patient fears when dealing with “authoritarian” doctors did not get a citation. That's because, instead of coming from a medical journal, it came from a classic episode of the “Seinfeld” TV show.The report cites a 1996 episode in which the Elaine Benes character, portrayed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, learns that physicians have written in her charts that she is a “difficult” patient and, subsequently, they are unwilling to treat her.

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