The Dental Record

The Dental Record

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... fee charged may be marked in plain figures or private symbols; whilst the last column is for the purpose of ticking off the case when finished. DENTAL ETHICS. By F. J. Van Der Pant, L.D.S.I. In this latter part of the nineteenth century, which has more than two-thirds run its course, what high aspirations have been indulged in, what glorious opportunities of making it memorable to all time--a veritable golden age--have presented themselves to "the giants of the earth." The indomitable will of man has passed like a huge wave over the impossible, creating and discovering new worlds to conquer, and joining, as in a web, old worlds with new; causing and producing, by the union of mighty intellectual engines, through the power of electricity, the most wonderful effects that are possible to conceive. Keeping within the limits of our own vocation, was there ever such a time known, or even dreamt of at any former period of our history? But with it all, I would ask, have the unwritten laws which govern a profession, like a nation or community, been equally considered? We hear much about professional conduct, and the high moral tone of assumption which is prone to misconstrue the purest motives which may not happen to run in its own narrow groove. With all the vaunted liberality of an enlightened epoch, I fear the boast in many instances is little better than a conventionality. With such a free interchange of thought as was evidenced at the late great gathering--the International Medical Congress--, why should we be bid to turn from the friendly-offered proffers of instruction on certain subjects, in which we cannot but admit our inferiority? and the treasures of inventive skill so freely thrown open by our "kinsmen once removed," we...
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556542
  • 9781236556547