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April 25, 1908

Teaching of Medical Ethics in Medical Schools.

JAMA. 1908;L(17):1364-1365. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530430048015

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[During the past school year Dr. Joseph D. Bryant has been discussing with his students ethics and morals as they relate to the practice of medicine in a new way. The following is in response to our request that he describe his methods for the benefit of our readers.—Editor.]

New York, April 11, 1908.

To the Editor:  —Regarding the best means of strengthening the ethical status of the medical profession, I would say that I am of the opinion that it will be found more logical and finally effective to begin the work for this purpose at the foundation part of the medical practitioner rather than at the station of the completed product. In other words, it seems wiser to me to direct attention to the medical student, the "root" of the product, than to leave the former untouched while hacking at the branches of the latter. In the

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