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October 17, 1885

NEW YORK LETTER.

JAMA. 1885;V(16):445-446. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391150025008

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Abstract

Dr. Jacobi's Address before the Academy of Medicine—Obscure Cases of Weak Heart—Death during an Epileptic Fit.

The address with which Dr. Jacobi, the President, greeted the Fellows of the Academy of Medicine when they reassembled for the first time after the summer vacation, on the evening of October 1, while very excellent in many respects, was marred by an expression of sentiment in regard to the "Code question," which was, to say the least, in very questionable taste, and which could not but prove offensive to a considerable portion of his hearers. Quite a large part of the address was devoted to a glorification of the action of the New York State Medical Society in repudiating the National Code, against which the adherents of the latter so long protested and so gallantly did battle, and just why such a firebrand should have been introduced, like a

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