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A MANUAL OF MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE & TOXICOLOGY. Fourth Edition. Containing Frontispiece in Colour and 26 Illustrations in the Text.
MANUAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
Fourth Edition. Containing 25 Illustrations
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A GUIDE TO THE ETHICS OF MEDICINE
W. G. AITCHISON ROBERTSON
M.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.P.E., F.R.s.e.
LECTURER ON MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE,
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It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
THE young practitioner often finds himself in difficulty as to how best to act under certain circumstances. A more experienced colleague would in most cases be able to advise him, were his advice asked. The young man, however, feels diffident to lay his trouble before another, and so remains in anxiety.
I have written this small volume with the object of affording the young doctor that amount of help, advice and guidance which I myself would have welcomed could I have obtained it when commencing practice.
The subject of Medical Ethics has received a good deal of attention of late, not only from the General Medical Council, who are interested in seeing that this subject is taught to students preparing for their final examination, but also from the Ethical Committee of the British Medical Association. In lecturing to my students of Forensic Medicine it has always been my practice to include Medical Ethics, and in the following pages I have embodied most of what I teach.