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August 22, 1896

The Michigan Legislation League.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(8):443-444. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430860047009

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Open Letter No. 3, to the Members of the Medical Profession (Regular) in Michigan.  Detroit, Mich., Aug. 10, 1896.

To the Profession in Michigan:  The letter of Dr. Shurly in the Journal of last week is surely a most astonishing document. He begins by saying that "of course there is no use of continuing a controversy" and then he proceeds to "continue." In so doing the writer plunges head foremost into ancient history and appears to revel in confessing the iniquities and follies committed by himself and friends in former times. In that respect we are perfectly in accord with every word. The confessions have our sincere and cordial endorsement. But when Dr. Shurly presumes to accuse me and my friends of the crime of emulating the horrible example set by him and his friends twenty years ago, I have no choice but to charge Dr. Shurly with a degree

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