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November 8, 1958

Law and Ethics for Doctors, with a Section on General Practice in the National Health Service

JAMA. 1958;168(10):1419. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000100121025

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Abstract

This book describes rather fully many of the obligations imposed on the physicians of England by the National Health Service and related acts. It is clearly a handbook to be used by the physician in England who practices his profession in a somewhat less than free climate of medical enterprise. Of general interest, however, is the description of the Privy Council, the General Medical Council, and the Medical Register. Ethical principles are discussed briefly. For members of the medical profession in the United States this book has little practical value. It is, however, a revealing collection of miscellaneous information which indicates all too clearly the regimentation of medical practice under the National Health Service.

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