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Hartford, Conn., Oct. 30, 1900.
To the Editor:
—In your brief editorial in the issue of October 27, on "Physicians and the Hall of Fame," you say it has been suggested that an expression of opinion through The American Medical Association might have some influence and weight even with the laymen of the jury of award.You say the suggestion is practical and worthy of consideration. With an ordinary jury this is probably true, but the present jury ranks as an extraordinary one, and the outlook for recognition by them of a physician or surgeon seems almost hopeless. Chancellor MacCracken, of the New York University, who appears to have had something to do with the selection of the judges, is reported in the New York Sunday Herald of October 14, under the heading "Prejudice of Class and Pride of Locality Influenced the Votes of the Judges," as follows: "The failure
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