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September 5, 1885

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE MEDICAL NEWS, OF PHILADELPHIA, PA.

JAMA. 1885;V(10):277-278. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391090025011

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Dear Sir:  —As a subscriber to your journal, and as one who is wedded to the medical profession by more than fifty years of unceasing devotion to its high behests, I may justly claim the privilege, if not the right, to address you, who have hitherto been acknowledged as one of the honored exponents of medicine, and an able defender of its unimpeachable Code of Ethics as set forth in the Constitution and By-Laws of the American Medical Association. And I claim that I can with propriety address you, since as delegate to the American Medical Association, at its late session in New Orleans, from the Louisiana-State Medical Society, I did not approve in its entirety the action of that body towards the Original Committee appointed at the Washington meeting in 1884, to invite, in the name of the medical profession of the United States, the meeting of the next

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