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February 20, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(8):222-223. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250020082013

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —Allow me to say to your numerous readers that the paper on " The Study of Medicine as a means of Education," which you have honored with an editorial criticism, (see Journal of January 9, 1886) was read only in abstract, the original paper being much too long to be read in a limited period of time or to be printed at my own expense. This will account for the apparent disproportion of space given to some features of the subject. Moreover, the indirect method of argument has its disadvantages; but it also has some advantages. As a literary production the essay is certainly defective; and yet I have received several very complimentary letters in relation to it from men in the highest positions in the profession. There are yet a few copies for distribution among those who may be interested in the

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