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November 30, 1907

DOGMATISM IN MEDICINE.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(22):1850. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530220038012

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Abstract

The recent action of the Philadelphia County Medical Society in opening its ranks to all legally qualified reputable physicians who repudiate exclusive dogmas has not been received in the best temper by some officers of the local homeopathic organization, which has taken occasion to reiterate specifically by resolutions its faith in the exclusive laws of cure. Considering the fact that probably not one in a hundred of the members of the body persistently follows out the Hahnemannian theories in his practice, its action is the more significant. It makes very, little difference, however, whether the resolutions were passed or not. Only the progressive men in all schools are wanted for recognition, and such are coming over to rational medicine all the time, and the worthiest element in the membership of the homeopathic medical profession will find its way, sooner or later, into less narrow and more scientific associations. The element

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