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February 18, 1893

Revision of the Code of Ethics.

JAMA. 1893;XX(7):183-186. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420340017003

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Abstract

To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association: 

Dear Sir:  —In his letter to The Journal of Feb. 11, 1893 the writer examined only a few sentences, after reading the whole of the News editorial of Jan. 28. He will now give some attention to the remainder and analyze such sentence requiring special consideration. But before beginning this critical examination he will make a few general remarks.1. There are several prominent features in both of the News editorials that require general revision; among them are assertions, opinions and assumptions. The first two can be of no value in argument unless based upon facts which are supported by incontrovertible proofs. The third, assumptions, are not generally regarded as logical deductions. The demands of the dissenters are in keeping with the features to which reference is made above, for they assert, opine and assume that the Code is

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