S. H. BOYER
Originally, physicians banded themselves together in order to keep their knowledge intact and their calling sacred, as witness the ancient guilds and the Oath of Hippocrates. So strong were these purposes that they have held through the centuries. Even today, though not always remembered, these purposes continue to be the chief motives that bind us together. Throughout antiquity, on through the dark ages and right down to the present time the medical profession has felt the influence of this tradition, and it has fettered us and made us feel almost as a thing apart from the social fabric in which
BOYER SH. Address of Welcome*. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:1–4. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-4-1-1
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