In the address which I had the honor of delivering from the presidential chair a year ago, I gave it as my opinion that this society should be liberal enough to accept as a member any physician whose education and personal character made him a fit associate for intelligent men. I stated my belief that the test of qualification for membership should not be the college from which the applicant received his diploma; but an education enabling him to understand and appreciate the science of medicine, and an honest purpose to treat his patients by all means and methods which experience, investigation and research show to be serviceable. It seemed to me then, as it does now, that such a physician's political, religious or social belief and affiliations should not disqualify him, nor should his opinion that in "similars" he sometimes finds a remedy of value.
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ROBERTS JB. POINTS OF SIMILARITY BETWEEN US AND HOMŒOPATHIC PHYSICIANS.The Annual Address of the President of the Philadelphia County Medical Society for 1892. Read May 24, 1893.. JAMA. 1893;XX(21):580-584. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420480008001a