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October 28, 1911

Eliminate the Term "Allopath"

JAMA. 1911;LVII(18):1473. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100299028

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To the Editor:  —The following correspondence speaks for itself:Mr. Joseph W. Hill, President, Atlanta City Directory Company, Atlanta, Ga.

Dear Sir:  —In recent issues of the "Atlanta City Directory," the medical practitioners of the city have been classified as "Allopathic," "Homeopathic," "Eclectic," etc., and at a regular meeting of the Fulton County Medical Society, the undersigned were appointed a committee to confer with you, as president of the directory company, in regard to this classification.Medical men may be divided into two grand classes—physicians and practitioners of exclusive systems. The adherents of the several systems which have come into existence from time to time, and some of which are now represented in this country, have adopted certain distinctive terms to designate their peculiar practice and to distinguish them from the great body of educated and scientific physicians who belong to no sect, affiliate with no "school," accept no dogma,

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