September 12, 1903

Dissatisfaction with Medical Legislation.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(11):669. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490300025010

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Shelbyville, Ind., Sept. 5, 1903.

To the Editor:  —In Chapter II, Article 1, Section 1, of the Principles of Medical Ethics, we find this clear and emphatic statement: "It is inconsistent with the principles of medical science, and it is incompatible with honorable standing in the profession, for physicians to designate their practice as based on an exclusive dogma or a sectarian system of medicine."My son, after graduating in a regular school of medicine, went before the State Board of Examination and secured a certificate of competency signed by a physio-medical as president and an eclectic as secretary, who also advertised himself as a homeopath and a graduate of Pratt's School of Orificial Surgery.Now, my son, as well as myself, feel very much humiliated when we are reminded that he is practicing medicine by the courtesy and under the certificate of two gentlemen who, according to the principles

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