The Practitioner Volume 63

The Practitioner Volume 63

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...medical relief list for a period of six iuuiitlns. THE PRACTITIONER. OCTOBER 1899. The Month. "Qm'.dquid agtmt SIR EDWARD FRY is, or rather was, a judge, Secret Commissions. "and a good judge too," as the chorus sings in honour of his learned brother who graces the bench in Trial by Jury. But. his state of mind in regard to the question which he has recently raised can hardly be called judicial. In his charges against doctors of receiving commissions from chemists, opticians and undertakers, he proceeds on the convenient assumption that whatever one of these virtuous tradesmen may say on the matter is to be accepted as truth, and whatever medical practitioners may say in denial must be dismissed as unworthy of credit. When challenged to justify his statements, he shufiies and shifts his ground in a manner that one would not be surprised to see in a theological controversialist of the baser kind, but which one does not expect to find in a man who has worn the ermine of a judgeWhen pressed for facts, he answers with insinuations. He begins by charging the British Medical Association with hampering the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce to promote honesty; when brought to book on this point, he says the Association showed no zeal against the black sheep, but abundant zeal against those who pointed them out. He fails, however, to tell us who are those who pointed them out, although it was made plain that this was just what the Association invited the Chamber of Commerce to do, but without success. The Chamber professed to have trustworthy information on the subject, but this it did not think fit to place at the disposal of the Association. One might as well say that a judge who asked for evidence in proof of a statement...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957458
  • 9781236957450