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December 3, 1887

SECTS AND SCHOOLS OF MEDICINE.

JAMA. 1887;IX(23):722. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400220018004

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Abstract

The New York Medical Times (homœopathic) for November, 1887, says editorially:

"The two greater so-called schools in medicine seem to be failing entirely in their duties to each other and to the public! There has been and is now a regular system of boycott going on in both of them toward such of their associates as dare to have opinions respecting ethics at variance with what these schools choose to dogmatically lay down as guides in their relations with one another.

"In practice the great majority of both these bodies are in substantial accord so far as the use of therapeutic means is concerned; that is to say, all assert their willingness to adopt that means which will best subserve the interests of their patients.

"In the Old School class, many seem afraid to employ small doses, even when confident of their superiority, for fear of the homoeopathic designation, and

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