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September 23, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(13):1067-1069. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640130059029

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To the Editor:  —Has the critical sense of the medical profession sunk so low that it will accept a statement and argument on the topic of public medical service, based on such unsupported generalities as would certainly fail to convince if offered in the field of clinical medicine?Are we prepared to condemn, with Dr. James A. Gardner, on the basis of his chairman's address published in The Journal, August 12, the efforts at prevention and control of venereal disease in which the leadership of such men as Dr. Morrow, formerly, and of his successors, Drs. Keyes, Walker, Stokes and many other eminent urologists has been an inspiration to the public and to the medical profession, and a guide to the policy of governmental and private health agencies?We are told, apparently on the basis of Dr. Gardner's experience in Buffalo, as no reference is made to any other specific

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