It is hardly necessary to say that for those of you for whom the practice of medicine is not only diagnosis and autopsy, but the treatment and cure of the patient in whose behalf a consultation is to be held, when medicinal treatment is in question you can not agree with a homeopath who is a Hahnemannian; and you do not want to meet a homeopath, who, because the name is still fashionable and for a portion of the misinformed public the subject of an almost religious fanaticism, employs that title for meretricious purposes. Still there are cases in which it would be inhuman to refuse a consultation in an urgent case.* Not only were such consultations held from olden times, but even in large cities, exceptions to the rule were always frequent, indeed too frequent in my opinion. Moreover, whoever is acquainted with smaller cities and villages, where a
JACOBI A. MEDICINE AND MEDICAL MEN IN THE UNITED STATES. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(8):495–498. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620340031001j
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