The doctor's name plate

Med J Aust 2003; 179 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05409.x
Published online: 7 July 2003

The Federal Committee of the British Medical Association in Australia has recently dealt with the question of the abuse of the name plate which medical practitioners usually display outside their professional chambers or residences. The proposal was made that the Committee should express the opinion that it was undesirable for a medical practitioner to display a name plate on which the specialty practised was announced. The Committee, after careful review of the history of name plates in Australian cities and of the practice that has grown up during the course of many years, came to the conclusion that there was no objection to the announcement on the plate of a specialty, provided that the practitioner confined his activities exclusively to that specialty...



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