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May 5, 1894

On Revision of the Code.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(18):681-682. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420970035013

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New York, April 24, 1894.

To the Editor:  —The venerable father of the Association in the issue of April 4,1894, in his disapproval of the revision of the Code of Ethics asks the question: "In what direction this progress?—that of science and honor, or that of mammon and dishonor?" Now, as he has asked, it is discourteous not to reply. Also, this is the time for members to speak out their sentiments, as a matter of history and material for action. Dr. Davis says the Committee has emasculated the section on patents and proprietary medicines, making it prohibit only patents "for secret nostrums" (i.e., ours, from nos—we); "a medicine the ingredients of which are kept secret to restrict profits to proprietor or inventor."—Webster; in other words, for " mammon and dishonor."I have no doubt that the majority of the members have used antipyrin, phenacetin and sulfonal, out of

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