In the Wild West days of the 1980s and 90s, it wasn’t uncommon to see as many medical directors receiving stipends from a hospital as there are aspirins in a Costco-size bottle.
There were medical directors of this and medical directors of that. All designed, of course, to cement or bond or align (which, in 1990, was a word chiefly applied to automobile wheels) physicians who directly or indirectly referred significant numbers of patients to the hospital.
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Mark F. Weiss