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October 4, 1930

BELGIUM

JAMA. 1930;95(14):1032-1033. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720140054022

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Abstract

Proposed Ethical Order of Physicians  A bill filed, April 23, 1929, with the bureau of the senate, contemplated the creation of distinct councils for the physicians, the dentists, the pharmacists and the veterinarians. The bill was discussed in The Journal, Aug. 24, 1929, p. 627. Mr. Baels, minister of the interior and of health, has filed an amended bill changing completely the first proposal and a new bill providing for the creation of an ethical order of physicians. The amended bill no longer mentions the creation of councils of physicians but provides merely for the establishment in each province of a council of pharmacists, a council of dentists and a council of veterinarians. The new bill providing for the creation of an ethical order of physicians is accompanied by a brief statement of the motives:The creation of an ethical order of physicians is more closely in harmony with the

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