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January 12, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(2):69. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400790033010

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Dear Sir:  —The members of the medical profession must have felt embarrassed and humiliated at the exposure of abortionists by the Chicago Times. We heartily endorse the remarks of the Editor of The Journal on that subject. The profession cannot be consistent with the sentiments of this editorial and permit one of these men, or any known infanticidist, to remain within any medical society recognized by the American Medical Association. Nor should any member of the profession recognize or consult with one of them.Permit your correspondent to say that our periodical literature has said but little, much too little, on this subject, to impress their readers with the enormity of this crime. We regret to express any opinion that will do injustice to any journal, but the truth of our convictions is, that some articles have been published by contributors to medical journals, that have come to my reading,

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