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August 1, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(5):129-130. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391040017003

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The further the few members of the profession, in three or four cities, who made the mistake of supposing they constituted the embodiment of the medical profession in the United States go, in trying to justify their deliberate attempt to obstruct the necessary preparations for a proper organization of the Congress, the more they involve themselves in gross inconsistencies and misrepresentations. Under the head of " Why the New Organization of the Congress should be repudiated," the Editor of the Medical News attempts to give the reasons why the action of the Committee of Arrangements at its meeting in Chicago should be rejected.

The editorial mentioned (see the Medical News, July 25, 1885, p. 96) contains five paragraphs, each of which contains one or more misrepresentations of fact, although the reasons given are only two, and are stated in the first paragraph as consisting in part of a " disapproval of the

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