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May 6, 1893

Revision of the Code of Ethics.

JAMA. 1893;XX(18):511-512. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420450019007

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

Dear Sir:  —Am glad that one man—Dr. Simonton—has the " nerve" to speak his honest convictions on the revision of the Code.We live in a progressive country, and a physician that has not the stability, integrity, and common sense necessary to conduct himself in a respectable manner before both the public and laity "will soon hang himself with his own rope" if you will give him time. I call to mind an example in a neighboring town: The gentleman (?) is an Association man in "good standing" and the leading members simply wink at his misdeeds and then do likewise themselves. He and they will come to grief in the end but not by the Code: oh no, for they are strong and loud-mouthed defenders of that "time-honored document."Getting back to the subject, I wish to emphasize Dr. Simonton's

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