October 20, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(16):1207-1208. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700160059022

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The Proposed Creation of a Council on Medical Ethics  In previous letters, the problem of the creation of an ordre de médecins, with a council on medical ethics, has been frequently discussed. The Royal Academy of Medicine appointed a commission to study the problem, and the commission has proposed the following bill to be acted on by parliament:

  • Article 1. A legal "ordre de médecins," with a council on medical ethics, is hereby created.

  • Article 2. The recognized members thereof shall be all the practitioners enrolled in the lists drawn up by each of the provincial medical commissions of Belgium, created in conformity with article 10 of the royal decree of May 31, 1880, reorganizing the medical commissions.

  • Article 3. These practitioners, at a meeting to be held solely for this purpose, will elect a council on medical ethics to be composed of six physician members, who will choose, from

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