The Practitioner Volume 66

The Practitioner Volume 66

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...and this to the medical profession is the most important of thc points in dispute. The report of the pro ceedings of the recent Conference of Friendly Societies docs not give one a high idea of the practical wisdom of those bodies. They protest that they will not be dictated to by the doctors, but they know perfectly well that they arc dependent for their existence on the doctors, for it is chiefly" for the medical benefits that people join these associations. Unfortunately, they be lieve, and with some reason, that they can count on the want of union among membersof the medical profession. But as the profession learns the strength which combination can give it, friendly societies will find it increasingly dilficult to find doctors. Unconclllatory Conctltatton. From one of the resolutions passed at the Conference it would appear that the societies look to the General Medical Council for help towards a solution of their difiiculties. There could surely be no surer proof of their ignorance of the forces against which they are fighting than such persistent confidence in a body which has already washed its hands of them. Let us in all friendliness advise the guiding spirits of the friendly societies to look squarely in the face what is the essen-' tial feature in the situation, namely, that while doctors are a necessary part of the machinery of a club, the medical profession can exist without the aid of friendly societies.-x-at-X--x AT the present day all the world's a stage in a sense undreamt of by the melancholy Jaques. The showman is abroad, and everything from a battle to a beanfeast is a "show." Of course, as the Frenoh judge said of one class of showmen, to w-it, dramatic authors, there are degrees. Ar-temus...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681200X
  • 9781236812001