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August 7, 1909

A Boosting Club

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Hot Springs, Ark.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(6):470. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550060046014

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —Why not a "Booster Club" or "Praise Your Brother Club" in the American Medical Association, with no dues or other requirements except that each member pledge himself never to speak unkindly or in criticism of a brother physician to the laity except that physician be also present. Let us renew our vows and wear buttons to show that we mean to keep them.If such a condition could be brought about we would be held in much greater esteem by our patients and neighbors. Whenever a physician is condemned, maligned or criticized by another physician, the ill-will engendered in the minds of the laity is not against the one physician but the class—individuals are forgotten and the profession is remembered as a whole. If I tell everyone I meet that Doctor Pill is a rank physician; knows nothing of medicine and will stoop to any mean practice,

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