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January 12, 1884

MEDICAL EDUCATION THE FUNDAMENTAL FACT IN MEDICAL ETHICS.

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL DIRECTOR U. S. NAVY, PRESIDENT OF THE NAVAL MEDICAL SOCIETY

JAMA. 1884;II(2):29-38. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390270001001
Abstract

[Read before the Section in State Medicine of the American Medical Association, at Cleveland, Ohio, June 5, 1883.]

[Note.—It is almost an insult to the intelligence of the readers of the Journal of the Association, to explain that this paper is not intended as a sectarian attack upon the organic law of the American Medical Association; but as this interpretation has actually been given to it by over-sensitive partisans, I deem it proper to reaffirm my loyalty to the code to which I have subscribed, without, however, surrendering the right, which in common with every intelligent man I claim, to criticise what I may think objectionable, and to call attention to the inconsistencies of its avowed adherents, who, attempting to observe its letter, ignore its spirit. I fail to see why honest advocates of its principles should be placed in an attitude of “rebellion ” for merely defining these principles

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