Directory of homeopathic physicians

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American Institute of Homoeopathy, 1925 - 310 halaman

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Halaman 301 - ... require him temporarily to withdraw from his duties to his patients, and to request some of his professional brethren to officiate for him. Compliance with this request is an act of courtesy, which should always be performed with the utmost consideration for the...
Halaman 301 - Compliance with this request is an act of courtesy, which should always be performed with the utmost consideration for the interest and character of the family physician, and when exercised for a short period, all the pecuniary obligations for such service should be awarded to him.
Halaman 300 - The physician should not resort to public advertisements or private cards or handbills, inviting the attention of persons affected by particular diseases or publicly offering advice and medicine to the poor gratis, or promising radical cures. Neither should he publish...
Halaman 301 - ... professional acquirements and abilities. But the annals of the profession contain the names of some who, not having the advantage of a complete medical education, became, nevertheless, through their own exertions and abilities, brilliant scholars and successful practitioners. A practitioner, therefore...
Halaman 298 - SEC. 7. In difficult or protracted cases consultations are advisable. \ They tend to increase the knowledge, energy and confidence of the physician, and to maintain the courage of the patient. The physician should be ready to act upon any desire which the patient may express for a consultation, even though he may not himself feel the need of it. Nothing is so likely to maintain the patient's confidence as alacrity in this respect. Moreover, such a course is but just to him, for he has an indisputable...
Halaman 304 - A wealthy physician should not give advice gratis to the affluent ; because his doing so is an injury to his professional brethren. The office of a physician can never be supported as an exclusively beneficent one ; and it is defrauding, in some degree, the common funds for its support, when fees are dispensed with which might justly be claimed.
Halaman 304 - A physician, when visiting a sick person in the country, may be desired to see a neighboring patient who is under the regular direction of another physician, in consequence of some sudden change or aggravation of symptoms. The conduct to be pursued on such an occasion is to give advice adapted to present circumstances ; to interfere...
Halaman 298 - SECT. 8. The intimate relations into which the physician is brought with his patient give him opportunity to exercise a powerful moral influence over him. This should always be exerted to turn him from dangerous or vicious courses towards a temperate and virtuous life. The physician is sometimes called to assist in practices of questionable propriety, and even of a criminal character. Among these may be mentioned the pretence of disease, in order to evade services demanded by law, as jury or military...
Halaman 300 - ... or publicly offering advice and medicine to the poor, gratis, or promising radical cures. Neither should he publish cases or operations in the daily prints, nor invite laymen to be present at operations, nor solicit or exhibit certificates of skill and success, nor p'erform any similar act. SEC. 4. — It is equally derogatory to professional character for a physician to hold a patent for any nostrum or any surgical instrument or appliance ; or to keep secret the nature and composition of any...
Halaman 298 - SEC. 4. The physician should not give expression to gloomy forebodings respecting the patient's disease, nor magnify the gravity of the case. Bearing in mind the almost infinite resources of nature, he should be cheerful and hopeful, both in mind and manner. This will enable him the better to exercise his faculties and apply his knowledge for the patient's benefit, and will inspire the patient with confidence courage and fortitude, which are the physician's best moral adjuvants. But it is the physician's...

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