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Spread of Records Stirs Patient Fears Of Privacy Erosion

Ms. Galvin's Insurer Studies Psychotherapist's Notes; A Dispute Over the Rules Complaint Tally Hits 23,896
Original publication date: 
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 (All day)

After her fiance died suddenly, Patricia Galvin left New York for San Francisco in 1996 and took a job as a tax lawyer for a large law firm. A few years later, she began confiding to a psychologist at Stanford Hospital &Clinics about her relationships with family, friends and co-workers.

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