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New York City, July 24, 1902.
To the Editor:
—Much has been said from time to time regarding the ethics of the profession. Many articles have appeared in the medical journals on the same topic. Many minds, both lay and professional, have advanced theories relative to ethics, whereby the best interests of the community at large might be served, and the practice of medicine conducted along the most harmonious lines, with good will to all and malice toward none. The Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association has been more or less closely adhered to by both very eminent practitioners and others, with no dire calamity befalling the human family. Still, the American Medical Association is contemplating a revision of the code, which, I suppose, only marks more forcibly the march of progress. Yet, in spite of the moderate amount of harmony which prevails, queries are constantly given regarding
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