A Memoir Of Henry Jacob Bigelow, A.M., M.D., Ll.D.

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1900
Original Publisher: Little, Brown, and Co.
Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1900
Original Publisher: Little, Brown, and Co.
Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: Its adoption was voted by fifty-four yeas to nineteen nays as a substitute for a compendium, very minute in its provisions, offered by the majority of the committee, and urgently pressed upon the councillors. To obey the Golden Rule and to be a gentleman are the sum and substance of Dr. Bigelow's code, and the following extracts indicate its pervading tone: -- " I. The Relation of the Physician to Medical Science. -- A physician should lend his influence to encourage sound medical education, and to uphold in the community correct views of the power and the limitation of medical science and art. " II. The Relation of the Physician to his Patients. -- The first duty of the practising physician is to his patient, who has a right to expect that his disease shall be thoroughly investigated and skilfully treated, with charitable consideration for his mental peculiarities or infirmities, and in a relation strictly confidential. " III. The Relation of the Physician to other Practitioners and to their Patients. -- In his relations with another medical practitioner and his patients, a physician should be governed by strict rules of honor and courtesy. His conduct should be such as, if universally imitated, would insure the mutual confidence of all medical practitioners." In common with other physicians, Dr. Bigelow was often annoyed by the receipt of articles, -- sometimes in embarrassing quantities, or having an equally embarrassing money value, -- sent by their manufacturers or vendors in the hope of securing a commendatory letter which might be of service to th...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150793295
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 12/24/2009
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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