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December 6, 1884

Transactions of the Indiana State Medical Society.

JAMA. 1884;III(23):643-644. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390720027012

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In his able address the President, Dr. S. E. Munford, after a review of the present relations of the profession to society and a consideration of its philanthropic position, particularly as shown in the department of sanitary affairs, proceeds to the consideration of the gross wrongs unwittingly perpetrated upon the learned and honorable in the profession by society, which, through its nebulous belief in any loud-mouthed rascal (the phraseology is our own, and is lacking in that scholarly refinement so noticeable in the address), robs the faithful and modest student both of pecuniary success and honorable distinction.

The remedy proposed by the doctor is the one so universally advocated, namely: the better education of the profession.

There is much of interest and importance in the proceedings, but the general tone of the President's address directs attention to the class of subjects that appeared to awaken exceptional interest. This is due

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