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May 20, 1893

Revision of the Code.

JAMA. 1893;XX(20):567-568. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420470023003

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

Sir:  —The discussion of the Code is assuming much importance in The Journal, but not too much considering the issues involved. I have followed it with great interest as the different writers very distinctly indicate the cleavages of professional opinion on great ethical subjects. They vary from a keen appreciation of, and devotion to the great moral truths and principles which underlie nobility of character in any profession or business, as set forth in the classical letters of "Conservative Member," to the utter lack of all pretensions to professional honesty as exhibited in the letters of "Fair Play," and "Practitioner." This discussion has not only convinced me that the Code as it stands should be firmly maintained by the Association, but that the schools should be compelled to teach it thoroughly to every graduate. It seems impossible that some

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