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October 19, 1901

A Medical Weekly Criticised.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(16):1051. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470420039016

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Pawtucket, R: I., Oct. 2, 1901.

To the Editor:  —I am glad you noticed the editorial of a certain medical journal reflecting upon the physicians who attended our late lamented President.It is a deplorable state of affairs when a journal that should be cautious and dignified, rushes into print editorially with a hysterical attack upon the good name of our profession backed by nothing but hearsay. The proceeding was a disgrace to journalism and if I were a subscriber of this weekly I should consider it a duty to myself and my profession to refuse to accept it in the future.According to certain "yellow newspapers" this medical publication is the "mouthpiece of the profession." Where those poor deluded scribes got the information I can not imagine, but sufficient to say they never heard of the American Medical Association or The Journal, or of a number of other favorably

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