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May 27, 1893

Code of Ethics.

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Richmond, Va.

JAMA. 1893;XX(21):588. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420480016004

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

Dear Sir:  —Having been invited by the chairman of the committee charged with the duty of recommending to the next meeting of the Association certain changes in our Code of Ethics, I beg leave briefly to state my objections to one word of change. I have been living up to this Code since its adoption; attended the first meeting of the Association in New York and have never had any trouble with a doctor in good standing in forty-five years. In my annual address as president of the State Society I urged that body to purchase 500 copies of the Code for the use of the members, and as president lately of our city society I urged the same measure. These resolutions were laid on the table till it is known whether the Association will make any change in

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