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CONTENTS “The Code of a Scientologist” “The A.M.A.’s Proposed Principles of Medical Ethics”
::P.A.B. No. 103
The Oldest Continuous Publication in Dianetics and Scientology
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1 January 1957

So we’re cause again. Here is the Code of a Scientologist being used as a pattern for the medicos in the United States.

“The Code of a Scientologist”

As a Scientologist, I pledge myself to the Code of Scientology for the good of all:

l. To hear or speak no word of disparagement to the press, public or preclears concerning any of my fellow Scientologists, our professional organization or those whose names are closely connected to this science.

  1. To use the best I know of Scientology, to the best of my ability, to better my preclears, groups and the world.
  2. To refuse to accept for processing, and to refuse to accept money from, any preclear or group I feel I cannot honestly help.
  3. To punish to the fullest extent of my power anyone misusing or degrading Scientology to harmful ends.
  4. To prevent the use of Scientology in advertisements of other products.
  5. To discourage the abuse of Scientology in the press.
  6. To employ Scientology to the greatest good of the greatest number of dynamics.
  7. To render good processing, sound training and good discipline to those students or peoples entrusted to my care.
  8. To refuse to impart the personal secrets of my preclears.
  9. To engage in no unseemly disputes with the uninformed on the subject of my profession.”

Using it, the A.M.A. has now proposed the following code for all medicos as given in “The Doctor’s New Conscience” in Look Magazine, December 11, 1956. You see, they aren’t completely brave:

“The A.M.A.’s Proposed Principles of Medical Ethics”

These principles are intended to serve physicians, individually or collectively, as a guide to ethical conduct. They are not laws; rather they are standards by which a physician may determine the propriety of his own conduct. They are intended to aid physicians in their relationship with patients, with colleagues, with members of allied professions and with the public, to maintain, under God, as they have through the ages, the highest moral standards.

  1. The prime objective of the medical profession is to render service to humanity with full respect for both the dignity of man and the rights of patients. Physicians must merit the confidence of those entrusted to their care, rendering to each a full measure of service and devotion.
  2. Physicians should strive continuously to improve their medical knowledge and skill and should make available the benefits of their professional attainments.
  3. A physician should not base his practice on an exclusive dogma or a sectarian system, nor should he associate voluntarily with those who indulge in such practices.
  4. The medical profession must be safeguarded against members deficient in moral character and professional competence. Physicians should observe all laws, uphold the dignity and honor of the profession and accept its self-imposed disciplines. They should expose, without hesitation, illegal or unethical conduct of fellow members of the profession.
  5. Except in emergencies, a physician may choose whom he will serve. Having undertaken the care of a patient, the physician may not neglect him. Unless he has been discharged, he may discontinue his services only after having given adequate notice. He should not solicit patients.
  6. A physician should not dispose of his services under terms or conditions which will interfere with or impair the free and complete exercise of his independent medical judgment and skill or cause deterioration of the quality of medical care.
  7. In the practice of medicine, a physician should limit the source of his professional income to medical services actually rendered by him to his patient.
  8. A physician should seek consultation in doubtful or difficult cases, upon request or when it appears that the quality of medical service may be enhanced thereby.
  9. Confidence entrusted to physicians or deficiencies observed in the disposition or character of patients, during the course of medical attendance, should not be revealed except as required by law or unless it becomes necessary in order to protect the health and welfare of the individual or the community.
  10. The responsibilities of the physician extend not only to the individual but also to society and demand his cooperation and participation in activities which have as their objective the improvement of the health and welfare of the individual and the community.”

We are advising them to use our Number 3. You see how they recoiled from it.