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January 5, 1901

PROFESSIONAL APATHY.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(1):40. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470010044011

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Abstract

The Practitioner editorially bemoans the apathy of the majority of the members of the medical profession. As an illustration it cites the annual meeting of the Fellows and Members of the Royal College of Surgeons, of England, at which only ten of the 1300 Fellows and less than three-score of the 17,500 Members thought it worth while to attend. The meeting is characterized as representing nothing "but the total indifference of the body corporate to the affairs of the College." As a remedy it recommended, and wisely too, that the members be given a share in the management of the College, which it seems that they do not have now. By so doing it is hoped that the members may be roused from the apathy that now delays and hinders the removal of grievances and disabilities of the medical profession in England. This goes to illustrate that in this case,

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