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October 21, 1893

THE DISSIMILARITY BETWEEN PHYSICIANS AND HOMEOPATHISTS.A REPLY TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS OF DR. JOHN B.ROBERTS. Read before the Philadelphia Medical Society, Oct. 11, 1893.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND APPLIED THERAPEUTICS IN THE PHILADELPHIA POLICLINIC; ONE OF THE PHYSICIANS TO THE PHILADELPHIA HOSPITAL.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(17):618-619. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420690026001j
Abstract

This communication is presented at the request of a number of members of this Society who desire a record to be made of their dissent from some of the views advanced by Dr. Roberts in his paper entitled, "Points of Resemblance Between Us and Homeopathic Physicians." The subject matter having been discussed by me at length in a paper read before the Society some years ago, I may be pardoned for confining myself on the present occasion to a brief review of a few of Dr. Robert's "Points" and to the introduction of but one counter-point.

I have read somewhere an apologue which, slightly modified to suit the present occasion, runs thus:

In the country of the Houhnhyms, concerning which land, its inhabitants and their customs, an interesting and reliable account has been left by the late learned and ingenious Gulliver, there was at one time an agitation in favor

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