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April 20, 1895

Shall Ingenuity and Invention be Discredited Among Physicians?

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(16):602-603. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430160030010

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Denver, Colo., April 9, 1895.

To the Editor:  —The above is practically one of the important questions which should have been decided at last year's meeting in San Francisco. Could it have come to the surface so as to have been voted on separately, the indications were then that the proposition to change the Code in this particular would have carried by a large majority. Happily, Dr. Quimby, of New Jersey, put in an amendment, separately from all others proposed, which brings this question squarely before the Baltimore meeting. Dr. Quimby's motion is to "change the Code of Ethics—Duties for the Support of Professional Character—by leaving out the words 'Surgical Instruments,'in second line, Clause 5, Article I."To spare the precious time of the meeting and to "hedge" against the possibility of my not being able to be present when this question comes up, please allow me to give a

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