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June 18, 1898

Dr. C. Henri Leonard replies to Congressman Corliss, who evidently misrepresents a large number of his constituents.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(25):1476-1477. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440770044010

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Detroit, Mich., June 11, 1898.

Hon. John B. Corliss, House of Representatives, Washington, D. C.

My Dear Sir:  —Yours of June 10th duly at hand. In reply to the same allow me to say that your "firstly" and "secondly" are but quibblings over terms. So far as the medical profession of the United States is concerned we do not care whether you " introduce" a bill, or "report" it to the House; the effect on the profession, if the bill be passed, remains the same. If you have been unjustly "sacrificed" for doing your " duty," why that is nothing that concerns us as medical men. What we are concerned in is your "doings," whether that be in accordance with your so-called " duty," or in accordance with what your medico-political constituents may wish you to do for them. " Duty," then, as you term it, is to be pitted against the powers that

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