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January 8, 1898

Railroad Rates and the Denver Meeting.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(2):103. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440540051013

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Abstract

Tecumseh, Mich., Dec. 28, 1897.

To the Editor:  —Permit me to correct some of the erroneous impressions which my article of December 11 appears to have made upon the mind of your correspondent of Sioux Falls, S. D., and which find their way into the Journal of Dec. 25, 1897.In the first place the members of the American Medical Association are not mendicants, and therefore do not solicit free passes to the Denver meeting, nor to any other meeting; neither can the writer ascertain that the members of this Association ever had free passes to any of their meetings, at least within the last quarter of a century. Secondly, the members of the Association simply require of the railroads that they give the members a similar rebate which the roads have already conferred upon members of conventions previously mentioned by the writer, and nothing more. This plan, if adopted

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