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August 20, 1898

Objects to New Designation.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(8):423-424. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450080049012

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Shelbyville, Ind., Aug 15, 1898.

To the Editor:  —I object to the proposed new designation for our profession, suggested by Dr. Fenn in the Journal of August 13. Dr. Sternberg, in his address at Denver, did not recommend the adoption of the title "New School of Scientific Medicine," but merely said, "If we are to be characterized by any distinctive name, this would be the only one applicable."From the days of Hippocrates to the present, we have always been the scientific school of medicine according to the best light we had. The celebrated John Hunter one day said to a member of his class whom he noticed taking notes during one of his masterly lectures on inflammation, "Don't take any notes of what I say today on this subject; I may not think next year as I think today." He was always a member of the "new school of

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