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March 4, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(9):676. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740090048025

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The Cooperation of Physicians  At the twenty-fourth Congrès de médecine professionelle, Dr. Férond, the general secretary, discussed the cooperation of physicians with society in general. Whatever may be the ideas on social insurance, the medical profession desires to combat anything that, in the field of health, prevents the free expression of individual or social activity. The physician is the most direct collaborator in the sanitary work undertaken by a country. But the physician and his advisers should return to normal trends. They should not allow themselves to be tempted by the easy-going methods embraced by so many physicians in present-day medicine. They should weigh all factors that may enter into this complex discussion, and, when arguments are presented, it must not be assumed that these arguments are for or against such and such a thesis but that they have been matured in the minds of men of experience. These men

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