JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.
We have often referred to contract practice and its causes, and we have included in the latter the overcrowding in the profession, the jealous rivalry and the disorganized condition that permits men to isolate themselves and to minister to the immediate present at the expense of the unthought-of future. Perhaps we have never dwelt with sufficient emphasis on the part which the medical college plays in failing to lay a foundation in the physician's training that will tend to prevent secret division of fees, contract practice, jealousy, slander and various other unethical practices.
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR CONTRACT PRACTICE AND OTHER EVILS.. JAMA. 2006;295(8):948. doi:10.1001/jama.295.8.948-a