1906 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
said that on the face of it it appeared not only unfriendly but actually hostile and unfair. Dr. Bruce emphasized the fact that he had large experience as a general practitioner; when he gave up his practice in Dingwall he did not receive a penny for it, and in no way did he ever get any pecuniary equivalent. As to security of tenure, he felt convinced that Parliament was-not likely to look on the restriction of the powers of local authorities in a favourable way; at the same time, he held
more » ... time, he held strongly that there ought to be fixity of tenure, and that medical men ought to hold their positions in an independent way, so that they could do for the poor all that they desired to do. With regard to the club system, he expressed the opinion that no fresh contracts ought to be entered into, and stated his belief that there could be no peace till medical fees for sick workmen were paid on the same principle as sick pay. The payment should be for work done and not in a lump sum.
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