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In order that I may be clearly understood I will here state: That unless we attribute to the words of a speaker or writer the same ideas which he intends to convey by them, we can never arrive at his conclusion. It will therefore be necessary that the ideas which I intend to convey by the title or heading of this paper should be explicitly understood, so as to prevent the misunderstanding or misconstruction of the remarks which are to follow: The words fad and faddist as used here are intended to convey the ideas expressed in the following sentences, viz.: A fancy adopted and pursued for a time with irrational zeal. An important matter imperfectly understood, taken up and urged with more zeal than judgment or discrimination. In connection with this explanation I wish to emphasize a statement to the effect, that no reflection whatever is intended upon those
BROOME GW. THE DYING FADS OF PROSTATIC THERAPY. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(9):397–399. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440090015002g
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