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December 31, 1892

Revision of the Code of Ethics.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(27):780. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420270018006

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Abstract

To the Editor of the Journal of the american medical Association:  "A Conservative Member" opposes the revision of the Code of Ethics of the Association in The Journal of Dec. 10, for six reasons. In the first four I find the following specifications "its phraseology is lucid;" "it does not contain any superfluous statements;" "the words are simple, the language is pure and good and the presentation of the subject is clear and logical;" "all its provisions are distinctly stated, and it does not contain any expressions that can be justly condemned or that require modification."Probably the writer was one of the original members of the Association and is wedded to the redundant phraseology of the period when the Code was written. Has he read the editorial of the "Medical News,"of Sept. 17? If so, will he give your readers the benefit of his opinion of the views

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