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A large part of the time of the Society was occupied in the discussion of the Code of Ethics. The following are quotations from the anniversary address, "The Reciprocal Attitude of the Medical Profession and the Community," by Alexander Hutchins, A.M., M.D.: " There is a medical science, but if medicine were a science only, there would be fewer medical schools than now exist:" "The genius of true scholarship the wide world over, is the search for truth and its free gift to mankind." "Whether the time is ripe to hang a man on microscopic evidence, or whether the time will ever come when the special vibrio of the assassin shall be diagnosticated from the spine of the burglar and the zoön of the concupiscent, are not questions angrily struggling for a reply." " The gifts of the degree are lavish. The restrictive barriers are so loosely set up, and the final
Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1884. JAMA. 1885;IV(6):165–166. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390810025013
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