• Robert Baker
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 49)


In 1789, at the very birth of the United States, one of its founding fathers, Professor Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence and a founder of the medical college of the University of Pennsylvania, concluded his annual course with a lecture on the type of physician the new nation needed. He urged his students to be financially independent fanners who dealt honestly with their patients.


American Medical Association Medical Ethic Ethical Theory Scientific Medical Education General Medical Council 
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  • Robert Baker
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  1. 1.Union CollegeSchenectadyUSA

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