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February 9, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(6):165-166. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390310025007

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To the Editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association: 

Dear Sir:  In your issue of January 26, 1884, is a leader headed " An Ethical Symposium," in which you make animadversions upon the action of the Medical Society of the State of New York in amending its Code of Ethics in 1882.The argument of your leader is obviously intended to propagate the idea that the Medical Society of the State of New York voluntarily and intentionally seceded from the American Medical Association. It did not. It was extruded from membership in that body by the action of its Judicial Council at St. Paul in 1882, which action the Association, as a body, assumed by adopting the report of said Council. These and some other facts in the matter should be stated again, as your leader was evidently written by some one who either does not know them, or

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