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The Cincinnati daily press report an instance of a physician applying for membership in the Academy of Medicine who was finally advised to withdraw his name for fear of unpleasant discussion and of possible refusal. The sole reason given was that the applicant owned and conducted a drug store. There is a feeling that it is not proper for a physician to conduct a drug store, as it affords too great opportunity for interference with the prescriptions and practice of other physicians. This feeling appears to be particularly strong in Cincinnati. The newspapers were, however, in error when they stated that the Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association contains a clause preventing physicians who conduct drug stores from becoming members of local societies in affiliation with the Association. The point is nowhere raised in the Code of Ethics. While a physician who is also a pharmacist rarely has
THE PHYSICIAN-DRUGGIST. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(23):1485. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460490043009
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