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January 5, 1884

What Constitutes a " Profsssional Card?"

JAMA. 1884;II(1):13-14. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390260029004

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—In the Medical Record for December 15, the editor, in alluding to our article on Ethical Advertising, in the number of this journal for November 10, says: " We cannot but think that our Chicago contemporary is doing a serious injury to the profession by advocating for specialists and doctors generally a license which it never has been and is not now considered decent to assume." And the license thus spoken of, he quotes from our editorial as follows: " No one is prohibited from publishing or using a professional card as freely as he likes, simply announcing himself as doctor of medicine, and giving his residence aud office hours. * * * If he desires to limit his practice to the treatment of any particular diseases, he can say on his card that ' his practice is limited ' to this or that class of diseases." Then, with characteristic ethical perversity, our friend of The Record

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