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THE BUSY PRACTITIONER AND HIS OPPORTUNITIES.

JAMA. 1903;XL(12):786-787. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490120038006.
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We called attention some months ago1 to the emptiness of the excuse given by a class of busy practitioners for their failure to interest themselves in what concerns the general good of the medical profession, such as society work, medical legislation and the like. They are, forsooth, too busy with their practice. For such men, as well as for the busy physician who faithfully tries to fulfill his duties to the profession and feels all the responsibilities of his professional work, a reference to some things that have been accomplished for clinical medicine by physicians in active practice may prove an inspiration. The "busy" man is apt to think that he should be exempt from the obligation of trying to extend the bounds of medical knowledge. His occupation, he may claim, is a practical application of the discoveries of others. Active practice absorbs so much energy and time as to

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