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JAMA. 1932;99(22):1875. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740740059024.
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The Ethical Council of Physicians  The ethical council of physicians, to which reference has been made in these letters, has finally come up for discussion before the senate. The subject was introduced in the high assembly with the following explanations: The proposed ethical council of physicians would provide a special jurisdiction of the medical profession. The purpose of the council would be to suppress reprehensible acts against which the penal code does not provide penalties. It would in no way clash with the existing laws for the suppression of wrongful acts. The jurisdiction of the proposed council would extend to all infractions of deontology, acts partaking of the nature of charlatanism, and controversies arising over the amount of the fee to be charged for medical services. The nature of the ideas incorporated in deontology is such that those ideas cannot readily be reduced to a formal and precise code. The

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