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March 17, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXII(11):367-377. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420900001001

Recent addresses by Mr. Ernest Hart of London, and Professors Roberts and Cohen of Philadelphia, together with the agitation relative to the revision of the Code of the American Medical Association, have caused considerable criticism in this country, pro and con, relative to homeopathy. It is not a question of taste or of fancy for the laity; nor is it simply an indication of bigotry, if a physician declines to consult with a homeopath. If homeopathy is right, a very large majority of physicians are mistaken. As a class they can have no possible object for opposing homeopathy except a firm belief that it is radically wrong. If homeopathy is wrong, thousands of our citizens are deluded and defrauded by this form of quackery. It is, therefore, a proper subject for careful consideration in secular as well as professional journals.

When the writer decided to study medicine, the homeopathists were

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