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PHYSICIAN. One lawfully engaged in the practice of medicine.
     2. A physician in England cannot recover for fees, as his practice is altogether honorary. Peake C. N. P. 96, 123; 4 T. R. 317.
     3. But in Pennsylvania, and perhaps in all the United States, he may recover for his services. 5 Serg. & Rawle, 416. The law implies, therefore, a contract on the part of a medical man, as well as those of other professions, to discharge their duty in a skillful and attentive manner; and the law will redress the party injured by their neglect or ignorance. 1 Saund. 312, R; 1 Ld. Raym. 213; 2 Wils. 359; 8 East, 348.
     4. They are sometimes answerable criminally for mala praxis. (q.v.) 2 Russ. on Cr. 288; Ayl. Pand. 213; Com. Dig. h.t. Vin. Ab. h.t.

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He said that the PCP is counting on the national dialogue initiative to establish a real transition that leads to an agreement on a permanent constitution.
He said that PCP printed 109,158,600 ballot papers for seven National Assembly and five provincial assembly seats.
After implementing the MSF initiative, data were collected on various measures, including number of PCP contacts made, number and type of successful follow-up appointments scheduled, and number of successful discharged patient call backs attempted and reached.
In the past, shooters were quick to point out that the high cost of a PCP offset the lower ammunition costs, but that has turned around quickly.
PCP is mostly used on Douglas-fir and chromated copper arsenate (CCA) on southern yellow pine, but southern yellow pine was used due to availability and for being a dominant species in Mississippi.
Hoff describes the time-pressured work day of a typical PCP in Part I of the book.
As the most populous nation in the world, China is well positioned to support and benefit from important efforts to combat PCP and other devastating infectious diseases.
PCP following infliximab is increasingly recognized due to a larger number of patients receiving immunosuppressive medications or who have altered immune systems.
The drugs are still buried there, but because the PCP sits in solid containers, Ferree said there has not been any other discharge found in the ground.
The development of DB289 for the treatment of PCP was sponsored in part by a National Cooperative Drug Discovery Groups (NCDDG) grant from the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Human Health and Services, to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.