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October 27, 1883

Proceedings of the Connecticut Medical Society, 1883.

JAMA. 1883;I(16):491-492. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390160027006

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These proceedings contain the practical remarks of the President, Dr. Wm. G. Brownson, in which he recommends the paying of a salary to the Secretary and Treasurer of the Society; discusses the evil of the great growth of new remedies where the physician is tempted to use a new remedy because it is recommended by the manufacturer and thereby descends to the plane of his ignorant, credulous patient, whose authority for the value of a nostrum is a newspaper. He is evidently in favor of an unwritten code. In the record of the proceedings an interesting point to Committee of Publication is adjudicated. A member presents a paper which is referred to the Committee on Publication for a place in the transactions, which paper the committee reject as containing sentiments diametrically opposed to their views. The matter is referred to a second committee who report that the Committee of Publication did

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