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ETHICS AND ETIQUETTE.
THE CODE OF ETHICS ADOPTED BY THE
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION,
AUSTIN FLINT, M. D.
By the publication of the Code of Medical Ethics with brief commentaries, the writer of the latter carries out an intention formed many years ago. The publication at the present time, although perhaps appropriate on account of recent occurrences, is due to the fact that bitherto pressing engagements have led to its postponement. The writer had intended that the commentaries should appear without his name, thinking that to take upon himself the office of a commentator might be regarded as an immodest assumption. In not carrying out this intention he has yielded to the judgment of others. He ventures to hope that the volume may be of use by inciting physicians to uphold the code, and also by contributing in some measure to diffuse a popular knowledge of it.