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SECTION 1. By the members of no profession are eleemosynary services more liberally dispensed than by the medical, but justice requires that some limits should be placed to their performance. Poverty, mutual professional obligations, and certain of the public duties named in Sections 1 and 2, of Chapter III, should always be recognized as presenting valid claims for gratuitous services; but neither institutions endowed by the public or the rich, or by societies for mutual benefit, for life insurance, or for analogous purposes, nor any profession or occupation, can be admitted to possess such privilege.

Certifying or Testifying to be Paid For.

SEC. 2. It can not be justly expected of physicians to furnish certificates of inability to serve on juries, or to perform militia duty; to testify to the state of health of persons wishing to insure their lives, obtain pensions, or the like, without due compensation. But to persons in indigent circumstances such services should always be cheerfully and freely accorded.

Fee Bills.

SEC. 3. Some general rules should be adopted by the physicians in every town or district relative to the minimum pecuniary acknowledgment from their patients; and it should be deemed a point of honor to adhere to these rules with as much uniformity as varying circumstances will admit.

Giving or Receiving Commissions Condemned.

SEC. 4. It is derogatory to professional character for physicians to pay or offer to pay commissions to any person whatsoever who may recommend to them patients requiring general or special treatment or surgical operations. It is equally derogatory to professional character for physicians to solicit or to receive such commissions.

CHAPTER III.

THE DUTIES OF THE PROFESSION TO THE PUBLIC.

Duties as to Public Hygiene, Etc.

SECTION 1. As good citizens it is the duty of physicians to be very vigilant for the welfare of the community, and to bear their part in sustaining its laws, institutions and burdens; especially should they be ready to co-op

erate with the proper authorities in the administration and the observance of sanitary laws and regulations, and they should also be ever ready to give counsel to the public in relation to subjects especially appertaining to their profession, as on questions of sanitary police, public hygiene and legal medicine.

Enlightenment of Public on Sanitary Matters. Duties in Epidemics.

SEC. 2. It is the province of physicians to enlighten the public in regard to quarantine regulations; to the location, arrangement and dietaries of hospitals, asylums, schools, prisons and similar institutions; in regard to measures for the prevention of epidemic and contagious diseases; and when pestilence prevails, it is their duty to face the danger, and to continue their labors for the alleviation of the suffering people, even at the risk of their own lives.

Physicians as Witnesses.

SEC. 3. Physicians, when called on by legally constituted authorities, should always be ready to enlighten inquests and courts of justice on subjects strictly medical, such as involve questions relating to sanity, legitimacy, murder by poison or other violent means, and various other subjects embraced in the science of medical jurisprudence. It is but just, however, for them to expect due compensation for their services.

Enlightenment of the Public as to Charlatans.

SEC. 4. It is the duty of physicians who are frequent witnesses of the great wrongs committed by charlatans and of the injury to health and even destruction of life caused by the use of their treatment, to enlighten the public on these subjects and to make known the injuries sustained by the unwary from the devices and pretensions of artful imposters.

Relations to Pharmacists.

SEC. 5. It is the duty of physicians to recognize and by legitimate patronage to promote the profession of pharmacy, on the skill and proficiency of which depends the reliability of remedies, but any pharmacist who, although educated in his own profession, is not a qualified physician, and who assumes to prescribe for the sick, ought not to receive such countenance and support. Any druggist or pharmacist who dispenses deteriorated or sophisticated drugs or who substitutes one remedy for another designated in a prescription ought thereby to forfeit the recognition and influence of physicians.

INDEX.

A.

ABDOMINAL INTRA-SUPPURATION, CASE OF
Paper by Dr. A. L. Hathcock...

ACCOUNT, Secretary's, with State Association..

ADDRESS-

Of welcome by Hon. Wm. Aubrey...
Of welcome by Dr. Frank Paschal..
President's

20-21

21-22

70-83

Chairman's, Section on General Medicine, by Dr. John T. Moore. 115-123
Chairman's, Section on Obstetrics and Diseases of Children, by

Dr. J. C. Anderson...

Chairman's, Section on Medical Jurisprudence, by Dr. J. R.
Chairman's, Section on Surgery, by Dr. Wm. Keiller..

Nichols.

AMENORRHEA -SANTONIN IN-

Paper by Dr. C. C. Comer..

AMPUTATION, Farabeuf's, aT THE SEAT OF ELECTION-
Paper by Dr. James E. Thompson...

PAGE.

248-253

24-26

Chairman's, Section on State Medicine and Public Hygiene, by
Dr. Frank Paschal..
Chairman's, Section on Ophthalmology, Otology, Etc., by Dr.
Henry C. Haden...
.496-500
Chairman's, Section on Pathology, by Dr. Allen J. Smith...... .521-532
ADENOID VEGETATION IN THE NASO-PHARYNX OF CHILDREN-

By Dr. Clarence Warfield...

ANATOMY, THE RELATION OF, TO SURGERY-
Chairman's Address, by Dr. Wm. Keiller...
APPENDICITIS, DISCUSSION OF ITS TREATMENT—
Paper by Dr. Felix P. Miller.....

.191-200

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243-247
.310-320

.348-352

..505-511

ANDERSON, DR. J. C.—

Chairman's Address, History and Development of Obstetrical
Art.

.483-485

.256-264

191-200

.243-247

..263-272

APPENDICITIS, WITH REPORt of Cases-

Paper by Dr. H. A. Barr...

APPENDIX, VERMIFORM, THE GROSS AND MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY OF,

AND THEIR BEARING ON APPENDICITIS—

Paper by Dr. H. B. Decherd, M. A.

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION....

ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN MEDICAL-

Resolution on Charter..

AUBREY, HON. WM.-

Welcomes Association

B.

PAGE.

273-285

286-290

iv

67-68

20-21

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Paper on When is it Justifiable to Prevent Conception.
Discusses Prevention of Conception..

.211-221

220-221

BILL, Publishers'

24

BOROGLYCERIN, THE GLYCERITE OF, AS A SURGICAL DRESSING-

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