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October 28, 1911

Eliminate the Term "Allopath"

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Atlanta, Ga.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(18):1473. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100299029

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Dr. J. B. Baird, Chairman Committee, Fulton County Medical Society, City.

Dear Sir:  —Replying to your recent favor requesting that we discontinue the use of the term "allopath," as applied to the medical fraternity belonging to your school of medicine, beg to say that it will afford us great pleasure to comply with your request.In publishing the city directory, it is our chief aim to give satisfaction to everybody and to be accurate in our statements.With kindest regards, we are Yours very truly, Atlanta City Directory Company.Per Joseph W. Hill.I am informed that the objectionable term "allopathic" is in general use throughout the country among directory publishers, and I believe the medical profession should make determined resistance to the obnoxious practice. It is doubtless largely the result of ignorance on the part of publishers—an ignorance which also involves the general public and even some reputable

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