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May 27, 1893

Code of Ethics.

Author Affiliations

Clinton, Ill.

JAMA. 1893;XX(21):588. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420480016005

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

Dear Sir:  —The " Code" question it appears is not yet settled. I have read with care everything that I have seen in print on both sides of the question and I must confess that I have not seen a single convincing argument that the Code should be abolished or materially changed or amended. There have been many harsh and positive assertions that the Code is an awful document, that its language is bad, that it is old and that it does great injustice to somebody, and many other similar expressions, but such declarations are not arguments, and what these fellows want I do not believe any one can tell; one will assert that the Code is old and therefore it should be abolished and another will assert that the Code never has been enforced and never can be, and

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