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University of Richmond

1958

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The Physician-Patient Privilege In Virginia, James W. Payne Jr. Jan 1958

The Physician-Patient Privilege In Virginia, James W. Payne Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

It seems settled that at common law there was no privilege whereby either a patient or a physician could suppress evidence of communications made by one to the other. Most commentators have argued that there is no justification for such a privilege.