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November 4, 1893

Objects to the Term "Jackass."

JAMA. 1893;XXI(19):711. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420710039021

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Abstract

Detroit, Mich., Oct. 25, 1893.

To the Editor:  —The scientific language used in the argument by Dr. Solomon Solis-Cohen against Dr. John B. Roberts and his article, "The Similarity between Physicians and Homeopaths," is worthy of remark. His article is illiberal, un-American, and based upon an unscientific principle of thought. A principle of science that has been accepted by all civilization is true; but a principle of science which has not reached its perfection and its acceptance by the whole civilized world is not true, as yet. The paper, as a whole, was more suitable for a political gathering than a scientific society. No matter what ideas a man may have, he is never to be compared to a mule or a jackass. It is ungentlemanly to speak thus of a class of excellent men who are entitled to the respect of those who can not agree with them.

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