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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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Obesity was more significantly reported among male than female resident physicians (31.
Adkins by and through working in Illinois as a resident physician at the defendant hospital, had created the basis for jurisdiction over him under the "minimum contact" rule for obtaining jurisdiction.
Steven Murphy, resident physician at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said he will not get the vaccine, because the danger is too great that the live virus it contains could spread to his patients.
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The suit alleges that, by using the Match Day computer program to place residents into residency slots, the defendants have "illegally contracted, combined, and conspired among themselves to displace competition in the recruitment, hiring, employment, and compensation of resident physicians, and to impose a scheme of restraints which have the purpose and effect of fixing, artificially depressing, standardizing, and stabilizing resident physician compensation and other terms of employment
However, the claims against the resident physician and the hospital were resolved.
The racial tensions existing within the TV industry itself are manifested in some fairly self-conscious moments on screen: One character jokingly introduces himself to a Jewish resident physician, ``Greetings - I'm a black man.

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