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Page 26 - deemed guilty of perjury, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished according to law. $ 6. Any person or persons who shall violate the provisions of this act, shall be considered guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be fined for each offense, a sum not less than
Page 43 - cured by ministering to the mind diseased. A patient should never be afraid of thus making his physician his friend and adviser; he should always bear in mind that a medical man is under the strongest obligations of secrecy. Even the female sex should never allow feelings of shame or delicacy to prevent their disclosing the
Page 47 - will of course see the patient and prescribe; but if it be the consulting one, he should retire, except in case of emergency, or when he has been called from a considerable distance, in which latter case he may examine the patient, and give his opinion in
Page 49 - occasion is to give advice adapted to present circumstances ; to interfere no further than is absolutely necessary with the general plan of treatment; to assume no future direction, unless it be expressly desired ; and, in this last case, to request an immediate consultation with the practitioner previously employed.
Page 45 - 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. ART. II.—Professional services of physicians to each
Page 44 - rendered him by his physician; for these are of such a character, that no mere pecuniary acknowledgment can repay or cancel them. CHAPTER II. OP THE DUTIES OF PHYSICIANS TO EACH OTHER, AND TO THE PROFESSION AT
Page 47 - to be an ample reason for the relinqnishment of any present occupation. But as professional engagements may sometimes interfere, and delay one of the parties, the physician who first arrives should wait for his associate a reasonable period, after which the consultation should be considered as postponed to a new appointment. If it be the attending physician who is present,
Page 39 - immediately be terminated, or do not come under the character of violation of the special rules of the association, otherwise provided for, they should be referred to the arbitration of a sufficient number of members of the
Page 36 - regular, and who is not devoted to company, pleasure, or to any pursuit incompatible with his professional obligations. A patient should, also, confide the care of himself and family, as much as possible, to one physician, for a medical man who has
Page 46 - vicarious offices. 1. The affairs of life, the pursuit of health, and the various accidents and contingencies to which a medical man is peculiarly exposed, sometimes require him temporarily to withdraw from his duties to his patients, and to request

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