Thomas Hale Jr.


In the September 1959 issue of the Cleveland-Marshall Law Reivew, Mr. Howard Oleck, Assistant Dean and Professor of Law of the School, has written an article discussing the legal relationships of physician, lawyer, and hospital administrator. While he addresses himself primarily to the legal relationships between these three groups, his article also concerns itself to some extent with the professional and administrative relationships involved. The article then goes on to discuss the case of Morwin v. Albany Hospital, and certain conclusions are drawn from the author's interpretation of this case which he applies to the "triangle" of doctor, lawyer, and hospital administrator. I believe that Mr. Oleck has presented a misleading viewpoint of both the legal and professional relationships which exist between physician and hospital.