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June 4, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(23):643. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391480027011

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Dear Sir:  —One might be led to believe, after reading the following item in the New York Medical Record, of May 14, that the editor of that journal is the advisory angel of the American Medical Association:" The coming meeting of the American Medical Association at Chicago will not, we trust, be ' hippodromed' in the extraordinary and undignified way which characterized its session a year ago. It is not a question of codes, a climate or locality, but of self-respect, the dignity and conservatism which ought to characterize a great representative body of physicians."It would be well if the editor of the Record would attend the meetings of the Association, and learn from personal observation how that body conducts itself, instead of issuing his annual diatribe a thousand miles away, and thus making himself ridiculous by his gross misrepresentations of the conduct of the meetings of the Association and

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