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Page 694 - A Text-Book of Diseases of Women. By Barton Cooke Hirst, MD, Professor of Obstetrics in the University of Pennsylvania; Gynecologist to the Howard, the Orthopedic, and the Philadelphia Hospitals.
Page 350 - ... to obscure his judgment, and produce timidity and irresolution in his practice. Under such circumstances, medical men are peculiarly dependent upon each other, and kind offices and professional aid should always be cheerfully and gratuitously afforded.
Page 352 - ... want of success, in the first stage of treatment, affords no evidence of a lack of professional knowledge and skill. 5. When a physician is called to an urgent...
Page 349 - Every individual, on entering the profession, as he becomes thereby entitled to all its privileges and immunities, incurs an obligation to exert his best abilities to maintain its dignity and honor, to exalt its standing, and to extend the bounds of its usefulness.
Page 351 - It may, moreover sometimes happen, that two physicians cannot agree in their views of the nature of a case, and the treatment to be pursued.
Page 352 - A physician, in his intercourse with a patient under the care of another practitioner, should observe the strictest caution and reserve. No meddling inquiries should be made — no disingenuous hints given...
Page 350 - ... suffer such publications to be made ; — to invite laymen to be present at operations, — to boast of cures and remedies, — to adduce certificates of skill and success, or to perform any other similar acts. These are the ordinary practices of empirics, and are highly reprehensible in a regular physician.