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Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1898.
To the Editor:
—It goes with the saying that medical colleges are very largely responsible for conditions existing in the medical profession. Conditions, as used above, include many things, and the word "responsible," in this same sentence, points prideward as well as in the opposite direction. One condition, as the word is used, is the general intelligence of the medical profession; another, the standard of medical knowledge which maintains, while professional honor, honesty, morality, etc., are others.Medical colleges are alike responsible for the highest grade in learning, uprightness and respectability, for example, as they are for the lowest grades in the same spheres. Naturally one looks for a college-bent principle to lean in the same direction throughout life, and the expectation is usually realized. There is among some members of the profession a positive antagonism to the "Code of Ethics." That antagonism had
Tracy JF. A Chair of Ethics in Medical Colleges. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(9):478–479. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450090044010
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