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March 15, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(11):307. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390360027011

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Mr. Editor:  In common with the profession, I am watching with a good deal of interest the development of the plan to establish schools of medicine by law of Congress, as contemplated in Mr. Call's bill for the establishment of a national medical university, and I am much pleased with your suggestion, to add chairs for the demonstration of the claims of the "faith cure," and the total abstinence from alcohol schools, and I hope your suggestion will meet with the favor of our representatives. The greatest difficulty will be in finding enough allopathic doctors to fill the chairs allotted to that school. I have been a member of the American Medical Association since its formation, and am free to say, I have never met an allopathic doctor amongst its members, or for that matter anywhere else. I have met electropathists, homœopathists, hydropathists, eclectics, faith curists, prayer curists, mesmerists, fumblers,

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