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September 22, 1906

The Attacks on the American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(12):950. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520120046014

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Detroit, Sept. 11, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Thanks for publishing my communication. The answer of Dr. Happel shows that it was justified. The elaborate answer brought out those very points that the members want to know, and will help to clear up the air, just as I intended it should. A few more explanations will satisfy everybody, and that is just what I want. The only objection I might have to Dr. Happel's answer is his repeated statements, when he compares our Association with a well-managed business. Ours is that to a limited extent. But our members are educated, intelligent beings, interested in every bit of work done, and have a right to know every detail and should not be compared with common, everyday stockholders of business institutions.I still believe that the right way to conciliate "kickers" is to take the wind out of their sails, and open up

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