1899 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
this State justices of the peace have to bond, and so do ministers of the gospel, and we can not understand any good reason for the other profession to be excepted from this protection to the public." The idea is a new one and the editor of the journal quoted might, we think, claim a patent on it. If physicians are compelled to give bond they might in justice demand that their patrons also give bonds, for there is no class that suffers more from the financial irresponsibility of others than
more » ... icians. We would respectfully suggest such an amendment to the proposed statute. The practitioner of medicine could stand the burden better were such an equitable system of mutual give and take adopted. BUBONIC PLAGUE.
doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450740054010 fatcat:mjlzadatsfg4piqwtjgvwrtw6u