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ADOPTED BY THE
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.
REVISED TO DATE.
NEW YORK :
CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS.
OF THE DUTIES OF PHYSICIANS TO THEIR
PATIENTS, AND OF THE OBLIGATIONS
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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