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May 5, 1894

The Code Revision.—An Open Letter.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(18):680-681. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420970034012

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Boston, April 26,1894.

To H. D. Holton, M. D., Chairman of the Majority Committee of the Revision of the Code of Medical Ethics: 

Dear Sir:  —Perhaps I have been remiss in my duty, as also in privilege, in permitting so long a period to elapse before replying to your thoughtful letter. However, I have felt that I would prefer to examine your work as completed before writing, knowing that it is not too late for your Committee to accept modifications which meet their approval.It is so much easier to play the rôle of critic, than to formulate, that I would in advance thank you for your earnest efforts in the behalf of the profession.If you will note that section of my address of two years ago which prompted the appointment of your Committee, you will see that I view the mission and scope of the American Medical Association

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