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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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However, the claims against the resident physician and the hospital were resolved.
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Currently the attending physician and surgeon of Sinai Medical Center, resident physician of 21st Century Radiation Centers, and attending physician for United Cerebral Palsy (Broward and Palm Beach counties), Dr.
Counsel for a defendant hospital may not communicate with a resident physician in its employ who treated plaintiff after an accident at the hospital.
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