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The Physician's Business: Practical and Economic Aspects of Medicine

JAMA. 1938;110(15):1222-1223. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790150068040.
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The author discusses many of the practical business matters of medical practice which are important especially to young physicians. Obviously the physician gives first consideration to the care of his patients; often he finds little time remaining to keep the business side of the practice in good order. The author aims to counsel and to place at the disposal of physicians much practical information of this kind. He advises concerning the selection of a location, and the equipment of an office. He discusses such ethical questions as obligations to patients, relations to his colleagues and to consultants, and hospital and dispensary affiliations. He reproduces actual reports of consultants to family physicians concerning examinations that have been made of patients. He points out the advantage to physicians of becoming affiliated with their county medical society and the American Medical Association. He gives advice about the preparation of medical papers, public addresses

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