A Letter from Prague

1898 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
self; there would be less recognition of quackery and more appreciation of genuine scientific medicine on the part of politicians and the public, and with this a more satisfactory status socially as well as politically." THE DIFFICULTIES OF THE GENERAL PRAC-TITIONER. The Lancet, in a recent editorial review of the subjects which have occupied professional thought during the past year, sets forth a few unpleasant facts with reganl to the general practice of medicino as a profession, as follows :
more » ... " We have," writes the editor, " during the year, given a larger amount of space than usual to the discussion of the man}' subjects of vital interest which fall under the head of medical politics. We hope that in the near future practical developments will follow upon the sense now deepseated in the medical profession that there are crooked matters which could be set straight by resolution, by, perhaps, a little self-sacrifice, and above all. by union. The general practitioner has as a whole class fallen, we regret to think, upon ill times. His work has grown no lighter,
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