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April 22, 1893

Revision of the Code of Ethics.

JAMA. 1893;XX(16):460-462. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420430026008

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

Dear Sir:  —While the question of the revision of the Code of Ethics is under discussion, and before the meeting of the Association in June, I should like, with your permission, to say a few words in relation to the proposition. Most of those who have written on this subject were, as we would express it in California, " forty-niners." They were in at the christening of the child, and what more natural than that they, as godfathers, should remain true to the trust assumed.If we examine this document critically, one of the best things that we can say of the larger part of it is that it consists of an extensive verbiage which, to say the least, is harmless. In fact, this is the best that can be said of the greater portion of it. No one will

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