Conversations between Drs. Warren and Putnam on the subject of medical ethics

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Bermingham & Company, 1884 - 129 halaman
 

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Halaman 116 - DUTIES OF THE PROFESSION TO THE PUBLIC, AND OF THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE PUBLIC TO THE PROFESSION. ART. I. — Duties of the profession to the public. 1. As good citizens, it is the duty of physicians to be ever vigilant for the welfare of the community, and to bear their part in sustaining its institutions and burdens...
Halaman 128 - It is the duty of physicians, who are frequent witnesses of the enormities committed by quackery, and the injury to health and even destruction of life caused by the use of quack medicines, to enlighten the public on these subjects, and to expose the injuries sustained by the unwary from the devices and pretensions of artful empirics and impostors.
Halaman 126 - A regular medical education furnishes the only presumptive evidence of professional abilities and' acquirements, and ought to be the only acknowledged right of an individual to the exercise and honors of his profession. Nevertheless, as in consultations the good of the patient is the sole object in view, and this is often dependent on personal confidence, no intelligent regular practitioner, who has a license to...
Halaman 51 - I myself have been a frequent eye-witness of many hundreds of cures performed by His Majesty's touch alone; without any assistance of chirurgery; and those many of them, such as had tired out the endeavors of able chirurgeons before they came thither.
Halaman 116 - ... public hygiene, and legal medicine. It is their province to enlighten the public in regard to quarantine regulations; the location, arrangement, and dietaries of hospitals, asylums, schools, prisons, and similar institutions; in relation to the medical police of towns, as drainage, ventilation, etc.; and in. regard to measures for the prevention of epidemic and contagious diseases ; and, when pestilence prevails, it is their duty to face the danger, and to continue their labors for the alleviation...
Halaman 126 - But no one can be considered as a regular practitioner, or a fit associate in consultation, whose practice is based on an exclusive dogma, to the rejection of the accumulated experience of the profession, and of the aids actually furnished by anatomy, physiology, pathology, and organic chemistry.
Halaman 116 - ... on subjects of medical police, public hygiene, and legal medicine. It is their province to enlighten the public in regard to quarantine regulations — the location, arrangement, and dietaries of hospitals, asylums, schools, prisons, and similar institutions — in relation to the medical police of towns, as drainage, ventilation, &c. — and in regard to measures for the prevention of epidemic and contagious diseases...
Halaman 74 - Some general rules should be adopted by the faculty, in every town or district, relative to pecuniary acknowledgments from their patients ; and it should be deemed a point of honor to adhere to these rules with as much uniformity as varying circumstances will admit.
Halaman 128 - ... caused by the use of quack medicines, to enlighten the public on these subjects, to expose the injuries sustained by the unwary from the devices and pretensions of artful empirics and impostors. Physicians ought to use all the influence which they may possess, as professors in Colleges of Pharmacy, and by exercising their option in regard to the shops to which their prescriptions shall be sent, to discourage druggists and apothecaries from vending quack or secret medicines, or from being in any...
Halaman 110 - ... others. For, if such nostrum be of real efficacy, any concealment regarding it is inconsistent with beneficence and professional liberality; and, if mystery alone give it value and importance, such craft implies either disgraceful ignorance, or fraudulent avarice. It is also reprehensible for physicians to give certificates attesting the efficacy of patent or secret medicines, or in any way to promote the use of them.

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