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Philadelphia, Pa., June 21, 1897.
To the Editor:
—Your discussion of "The Ideals of the Profession" is a most moderate and timely one. It is, unfortunately, based upon the idea that the members of our profession invariably improve, as they grow older, showing by the end of the tenth year a well rounded perfection in science, arts and ethics.If this were so, the suggestion to keep the younger men back till they had been in practice ten years, would be most valuable. Unfortunately, in some of us at least, time emphasizes our faults as well as our virtues, and there are no more blatant advertisers, none more ready to rush into print, in either the medical or the lay press, none more eager to be the first to report "something new" based mayhap upon a single case, than some of the so-called leaders of the profession who have been
Holmes EW. Section Work at the Meetings of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(1):41–42. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440270047010
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