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May 3, 1884


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L.R.C.S., I.L.K.Q.C.P.I., ETC.

JAMA. 1884;II(18):501. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390410025016

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April 22, 1884.

Sir:  —In reading the last edition of your Journal, I was not a little surprised at your reference to my communication on the above-named subject, and I now trust that in a spirit of fairness you will give equal publicity to my reply. You have asserted that one of your motives for inserting my communication was to make it the occasion of correcting my erroneous views concerning the status of surgical progress in this country. In such a case, I think that your comments should have appeared in the same number of the Journal, together with the article commented upon—whereas they failed to appear until two weeks afterwards—and this, to say the least, was somewhat lacking in courtesy, and entirely at variance with editorial custom.In stating that manipulation was but little taught in schools, I based my belief on the information of several medical men here,

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