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May 19, 1894

Revision of Constitution and Code.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(20):758-759. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420990032010

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Troy, N. Y., May 4, 1894.

To the Editor:  —The adoption of the amendments to our Constitution, By-laws and Code of Ethics, as proposed by the special committee and printed in the Journal for April 7, might induce results in some directions not apparent from a cursory examination of the subject—effects it is to be hoped not intended by the gentlemen making the majority report.The changes are in some directions so radical it would seem that probable danger of evil would be appreciated at once, even from a cursory reading of the report, but finding on inquiry that some of my friends failed to notice the trend of the amendments, I concluded that the length of the document, the variety and number of subjects necessarily considered, and the separation of provisions so as not to fully disclose the extent of their relations, might confuse one not on the alert,

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