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October 6, 1906

The Attacks on the American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(14):1116. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520140052017

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San Francisco, Sept. 21, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Please allow me to congratulate you most sincerely on the presentation, in recent issues of The Journal, of the facts pertinent to the Walker resolutions, which were introduced at the Boston session, and also the explanation of the attitude of the Medical Record in its despicable attack on the Association.In regard to the Walker resolutions, it is rather unpleasant to me to note that my motion, which, you will recall, was to reconsider the motion which placed these resolutions on the table, has been rather generally looked on as an indication of approval of these resolutions. This is most emphatically an error. Dr. Happel correctly stated the intent of my motion in his reply to Dr. Carstens' letter. My desire was to emphasize the rejection of the proposed resolutions, and to prevent any attempt at their subsequent consideration. The President ruled

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