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OF

MEDICAL ETHICS

ADOPTED BY THE

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

REVISED TO DATE.

(THIRD EDITION.)

NEW YORK :
WILLIAM WOOD & COMPANY,
27 GREAT JONES STREET.

1882.

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the carton (Press 171, 173 Macdougal Street, New York

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1882

CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS.

OF THE DUTIES OF PHYSICIANS TO THEIR

PATIENTS, AND OF THE OBLIGATIONS
OF PATIENTS TO THEIR PHYSICIANS.

ART. I.-Duties of physicians to their pa

tients. § 1. A PHYSICIAN should not only be ever ready to obey the calls of the sick, but his mind ought also to be imbued with the greatness of his mission, and the responsibility he habitually incurs in its discharge. Those obli. gations are the more deep and enduring, because there is no tribunal, other than his owr. conscience, to adjudge penalties for careless ness or reglect. Physicians should, therefore, minister to the sick with due impressions of

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