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January 26, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(4):108. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390290023012

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Crawfordsville, Ind., Jan. 15, 1884.

Editor Journal of the American Medical Association:

In my letter, so kindly published in your issue of January 5, an unimportant error crept in, where you say " his coat" instead of " the cord," in the sentence " The doctor pulled his coat off."

In reading The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery, of March 1, 1847, edited by Drs. Daniel Drake, L. P. Yandell, and T. W. Colescott, I was interested to see what was expected of our Association as set forth in the following extracts: "Provided its members shall consult together with a fixed determination not to part till they have laid the foundation of an American profession. It is quite time that this was at least attempted. At present there is as little intercourse and sympathy between the physicians of the different States of the Union, so-called, as between those of the different kingdoms

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