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June 30, 1917


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Westwood, N. J.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(26):2001-2002. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270060409020

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To the Editor:  —"If the forces of autocracy can divide us they will overcome us." These momentous words were being sent to a European nation by the President of the United States, and almost simultaneously in the United States a group of men who should stand for all that is sound, high and noble were formulating sentiments favorable to the establishment of an autocratic form of government among us.This is a sad commentary on Americanism.Will you publish this? Is the cost of paper too high? Will it conflict with the policies of the mighty Association of which I have been a proud member for the past ten years? If you can resist the temptation of the blue pencil, my respect for you will go up by leaps and bounds. Let us see what you will do.Any fool can start a fire, but it may take a good

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