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August 6, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(6):180-181. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400050020005

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The Editor of the Independent Practitioner, devoted to Dental and Oral Science, in his comments on "Medical Recognition," in his August number, gets some things so mixed as to suggest the inquiry whether the season of unusual summer heat has not disturbed his cerebral circulation.

He commences by copying the resolution adopted at the recent annual meeting of the American Medical Association, defining the conditions on which those practicing the special department of Dental and Oral Surgery can be recognized as members of the regular medical profession; and after a few lines of approval, he makes the following singular statement: "The resolution positively announced that the possession of such a diploma would entitle its holder to admission to the International Medical Congress." Inasmuch as the resolution, which appears to have been directly before him, not only contained no such positive announcement, but actually makes no allusion, either directly or indirectly,

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