October 13, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(14):434-435. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390140026014

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Chicago., October 6, 1883.

To the Editor:  Dr. Casebeer, in introducing the subject of his interesting paper, mentions that Prof. A. A. Smith lectured at Bellevue Hospital Medical College on "The frequent repetition of doses of medicine." The lecture referred to, though embracing the consideration of what is purely within the domain of scientific medicine, has been made to serve the purpose of a certain class of irregulars, in their endeavor to prove that their "school" is correct, in all things, and that the "old school" has at last accepted Homœopathy, pure and simple. As an instance of this tendency on the part of irregulars to belittle the profession, in the estimation of the outside world, I quote the following, clipped from the Microcosm, a well known scientific journal, and widely circulated among teachers and clergymen.

"To the Editor:  In the April number of your valuable journal, Dr. G. A.

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