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August 29, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(9):249. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391080025012

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Dear Sir:  The New York Medical Record appears to be the most prominent mouthpiece for the disaffected and eminent men who are specially known to European medicine. It is not a little singular that the Medical Press and the Lancet, of England, should only know these few disaffected but eminent physicians. The medical men of this country know that Dr. A. Flint, Sr., Dr. Flint, Jr., Dr. L. A. Sayre and Dr. Frank H. Hamilton have done more for American medicine and surgery than the majority of the malcontents who appear to be better known to British journals than to the American profession. It may be possible that our friends on the other side of the water do not know that we have almost sixty millions of people and about ninety thousand medical men of all grades; or, in round numbers, one physician to every six hundred inhabitants. In fact,

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