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September 15, 1900

Dr. Jacobi's Address and "Sectionalism."

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(11):701-702. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460370043015

New York City, Sept. 10, 1900.

To the Editor:  —As a reply to the criticisms on some remarks delivered by me before the Thirteenth International Medical Congress, August 6, permit me to say to Dr. J. Wilkinson Jervey1 that nothing is further from me than to harbor or try to create any sectional feelings. I deplore to have given him any such impression. The Doctor says himself that, "It is not the actual expression to which the Doctor gave tongue that is objectionable, but the inferential and insinuating quality of his remarks addressed to those good people across the water who know us not, save as existing, and who quite naturally accept the imputations and inferences." In this fear, Mr. Editor, I am happy to say, the Doctor is mistaken, and I feel sure he will be pleased to learn, in spite of his objections to some—shall I say