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December 24, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(26):755. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420260021003

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  It is safe to affirm that nine-tenths of the regular profession heartily agree with the views, stated by "Conservative" in his letter to The Journal of the 10th inst., as to any essential change in the code of Medical Ethics—as now recognized by the American Medical Association.In addition to his admirable presentation of affirmative reasons for the retention of the code in question, it may be stated that every annual meeting in the history of the Association has offered an opportunity to cancel or revise the provisions of said code—and aside from recent left-handed movements having origin in a single locality and society tributary to the organization—and whose animus and spirit only tended to sustain the principle they would undermine—other than this the code has retained that freedom from disapproval due to its excellence and origin. As

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