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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:
—I am pleased to notice that my article in The Journal of April 22 seems to have touched one of the key notes on Code revision.We have a literary symposium on the revision question in the issue of May 6.I had expected that "A Conservative Member" would draw aside his long and ancient cloak, and reach forth and give the brake on the wheels of progress another twist. This has been the business of "conservatives" all along down the ages. It was conservatives who said nineteen hundred years ago that the great Nazarene Teacher was an impostor, that his doctrines were innovations, that he was a disturber and mischief maker, that if he was allowed to proceed in his course the very foundations of religion would be upturned; and said conservatism finally resulted in his
Simonton AC. Code of Ethics.. JAMA. 1893;XX(21):589-590. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420480016007