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Sectarianism and the Philadelphia County Medical Society.

Edward B. Heckel
JAMA. 1907;XLIX(19):1618. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530190052016.
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Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 26, 1907.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, October 26, page 1448, I notice with pleasure that you record that the Philadelphia County Medical Society has introduced a resolution to admit all reputable practitioners of whatever school. In Pittsburg we have been doing this for several years. In 1905 our county society (Allegheny County) adopted ordinances and by-laws providing that: "Any legal regular practitioner of good moral character and professional standing, who is willing to subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association, shall be eligible as a candidate for membership in this society, without any restriction as to time or college of graduation, or time of residence in the county, other than ample time to allow the censors to investigate his character and standing."The first graduate of a homeopathic school was admitted into membership in 1905 and since then several others have


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