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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:
—I am under obligations to you for your editorial of Feb. 9. It confirms my statement, if any confirmation was needed, that the American Medical Association is in the grasp of a few men. Had the Medical Society of the State of New York attempted, through its delegates, to move to amend the Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association, the motion would, under ruling, have gone to the Judicial Council, and been disposed of, by your showing, without appeal. Such modes of action may secure, for long periods even, a simulation of peace and harmony, but volcanic eruption will surely, sooner or later, give vent to pent-up opinion.The question of the right of a State Society to change its by-laws or code of ethics, and to retain its place in the American Medical Association,
Vindex. NEW YORK LETTER. JAMA. 1884;II(8):221. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390330025013
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