certainty of receiving honest treatment. We should as much as possible place ourselves
in the patients place and ever remember the golden rule, "Do unto others as you would
that they should do unto you."
Let us observe true ethics towards our brother practitioners in the practice of our
profession. Remember that patients always discount those who speak ill of competi¬
tors. Rather be always on guard and use every artful tact to shield the reputation of
a brother practitioner. Do this, first, because our liberality will raise us in the estima¬
tion of the people.
Look well to the care of health. Our patients will be entitled to the best skill that
can be developed in us. Our work is tedious and requires a steady nerve for its proper
performance. Therefore, unless we are in the pink of condition, we can not give our
best efforts to our vocation. Carefully avoid all dissipation and excesses. Avoid the
loss of sleep and artificial stimulation, as these most surely lead to unsteady nerves.
Constancy and courage are necessary to success. Few possess these qualifications to
any high degree, but they can be cultivated. The man who is true and constant day in
and day out—always on the job and has the courage of his convictions, will always take
a strong stand for success.
Liberality is another of the broad stepping-stones to success. Be broad and liberal,
forgetting self to help others. Constantly helping others makes its stronger and better
able to help ourselves.
These few suggestions have here been thoughtfully given with a sincere hope that
some of them may be observed and remembered by some of the class that they may be
helped along to success.
E. R. Respess.