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October 27, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(17):1092. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460430028007

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In our last issue, notice was taken of the omission of any medical names in the list of those selected for the so-called Hall of Fame. As there are but two medical men on the jury of award, it is quite possible our profession, commanding thus only 2 per cent, of votes, will scarcely have a fair show even in a future election. It has been suggested that an expression of the general consensus of opinion of the medical profession might have some influence, and it appears to be a good one. If for example the American Medical Association would pass a resolution naming certain ones, in its opinion, worthy of the honor, its action might have weight, even with the laymen on the jury. The suggestion is a practical one and worthy of consideration. It would be no honor to the Hall of Fame if worthy members of a

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