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November 3, 1894

Announcements in the Press.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(18):692. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421230032009

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New Orleans, Oct. 13, 1894.

To the Editor:  —Please inform me if there is anything in the Code of Ethics to prevent a practitioner: 1, from announcing in the daily newspapers that his practice is limited to the diseases of special organs; 2, ditto in the medical papers; 3, from announcing in sealed circular letters to the medical profession at large that his practice, etc.; 4, ditto to laymen at large, etc.Yours truly,

Answer:  —Art. I, Sec. 4: "Duties of physicians to each other and to the profession at large:" "It is derogatory to the dignity of the profession to resort to public advertisements," etc.2. While in some parts of the country, physicians do publish cards in medical papers, it is not regarded as wanting in the true dignity of a physician, but as a question of taste.3. Certainly, there can be no objection to a sealed

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