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March 29, 1902

Philadelphia Municipal Hospital.

Author Affiliations

President of the County Medical Society.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(13):834. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480130032012

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Philadelphia, March 18, 1902.

To the Editor:  —I was sorry to see in the issue of The Journal for March 15, under "Pennsylvania Notes," a manifestly untrue statement as to the action of the Philadelphia County Medical Society respecting the administration of the Municipal Hospital. This news item conveys an entirely wrong impression, as from my own knowledge, a vast majority of the members of the Society most cordially endorse and commend the splendid work accomplished in this Hospital, with its inadequate facilities. The facts are these: No business can be introduced at the scientific meetings of the Society, except by unanimous consent. As one member objected, I was obliged to rule against the admission of resolutions commendatory to the management of the hospital during the present epidemic of smallpox. Your correspondent must have taken his quoted sentence from the public prints, as no such language as that used by

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