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May 20, 1893

Revision of the Code.

Author Affiliations

Austin, Texas

JAMA. 1893;XX(20):568. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420470023004

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

Dear Sir:  —For months past we have watched with curious interest what has been published in The Journal, in reference to the revision of the Code of Ethics. And while we have concurred with much that several critics have published in reference thereto, none we believe, have so nearly expressed our sentiments as Drs. A. C. Simonton, in April 22, and Thos. F. Rumbold, in May 6. So to these we refer, for much that we would otherwise say on this subject. But we beg a little space to add a few random jottings.It has been our humble lot to associate, more or less intimately, with doctors of high and low degree in various parts of our country—north, east, south and west; and with extremely rare exceptions, we have observed that those sticklers for a written Code of

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