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MEETING OF JUDICIAL COUNCIL
The Judicial Council of the American Medical Association met in Chicago, September 21. A large amount of business was transacted by the Council, most of it pertaining to questions submitted by individual physicians and by officers of medical societies.A number of communications submitted to the Council dealt with the establishment of hospital associations, organized for the purpose of securing hospital and medical service at rates considerably below the fees ordinarily in effect. Other communications dealt with the questions of ethics involved in the solicitation of patients through the medium of so-called hospital associations. The Judicial Council held that the Principles of Medical Ethics are reasonably specific with respect to this matter in that Section 4, Chapter II, provides that "solicitation of patients by physicians as individuals, or collectively in groups by whatsoever name these may be called, or by institutions or organizations" is unprofessional.To
Association News. JAMA. 1925;85(13):980. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670130042017