JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Editorial Assistant.
BY P. MAXWELL FOSHAY, M. D.EDITOR, CLEVELAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.CLEVELAND,
To most of us the average paper concerning our intraprofessional relations
is somewhat tiresome. In many quarters the dignity of medical ethics has been
most loudly preached by those lacking experience in its practice. It is little
to be wondered at, therefore, that the subject is not a popular medical society
topic. Despite this acknowledged fact, I have determined to present some desultory
thoughts concerning a subject that seems to me to be so important to the welfare
of medicine as to deserve most earnest consideration. Duty may not be shirked
because it is unpleasant. . . .
MEDICAL ETHICS AND MEDICAL JOURNALS.*. JAMA. 2000;283(16):2080. doi:10.1001/jama.283.16.2080