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March 15, 1958


Author Affiliations

Riverside, Conn.

JAMA. 1958;166(11):1313-1315. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990110049009

Although all doctors are individualists, they must take an active part in the political life of their communities and of the nation. In addition, physicians must emulate the tradition of the past if they wish to preserve the individual freedom which they expect as a natural consequence in their own practice. There is a direct parallelism between diseases of individuals and those of a community. People expect a doctor to take care of his civic responsibilities and they want and appreciate his advice.