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March 14, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(11):884. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530370050014

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It is refreshing to read the sensible remarks by Mrs. Cadwalader Jones, president of the woman's auxiliary of the S. P. C. A. at a recent meeting in New York City, and to see that, although she regrets the commotion it has caused, she has the moral courage to face the opposition she has aroused. Humane societies will not find that emotional exaggerations and misrepresentations will be profitable to their really meritorious objects in the long run; no good cause can afford to be supported by reckless misstatements. It would be well if all philosophic organizations were led by like sensible counsellors. The great surgeon, Nicholas Senn, who has just passed away, and to whom we owe no small share of the knowledge that has made some of the most brilliant achievements of modern surgery possible, said many years ago that no one is fit to attempt abdominal surgery on

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