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March 3, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(9):271. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400350019005

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In the Department of Correspondence we publish this week a letter from Dr. Charles W. Kollock, of Charleston, S. C., in which he makes a complaint that is perfectly just. With his letter he sent a column advertisement from the Charleston News and Courier, showing how the names of reputable physicians can get into strange places and very bad company. In this particular case these names are sandwiched between those of several prominent politicians and not a few so-called "pulpit orators." There are in all 21 names of Chicago physicians, representing the various colleges and both the regular and irregular schools.

With the clergymen and politicians that are afflicted with the apparently incurable itch of seeing their names in print, we have nothing to do except to say that if they are anxious to make a display of their ignorance they should do so in some way that will not

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