January 27, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(4):242. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460040052014

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A writer in the Catholic World for January, taking as his text a pamphlet already noticed in The Journal, makes a serious accusation against the medical profession. Under the caption "Murder in the Name of Science," he repeats the suppressio veri and suggestio falsi of the original with apparently no question as to its entire reliability. The Journal has already shown the malignant misrepresentation of the pamphlet in question, as regards the one instance where it could be sure of its identification of the article misquoted, and the refutation need not be repeated here. It showed how unscrupulous the author was in his perversion of facts, and what little reliance could be placed on the prejudiced statements of the humane association of antivivisectionists. It is unfortunate, however, that it has found a clerical believer to republish the libel in an influential denominational religious journal, and thus impose it still further

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