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March 25, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XX(12):346. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420390028007

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association: 

Sir:  —Belonging to those who are opposed to any revision of the Code, I send you the following remarks addressed to the Chicago Practitioner's Club at a recent meeting when this matter was discussed:In this country, where liberty is confounded with unbridled license, where justice is so often an article of merchandise, where statesmanship is supplanted by political trickery, where science is used as a cloak to cover ignorance, where, in short, quackery, humbuggery and criminality flourish like vegetation in the tropics, in such a land there is need for a standard around which honorable men gather and by the strength of union elevate their calling to a higher plane, for their own personal good and for the benefit of the generation to follow. For this reason, gentlemen. I am a firm believer first, last and all the

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