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Status of Eclectics, et al.

Q. C. Smith, M.D.
JAMA. 1894;XXIII(18):691-692. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421230031008.
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Austin, Texas, Oct. 4, 1894.

To the Editor:  —Yes, we are all proud of the success of the Journal! It has forged ahead, in spite of prejudice and local jealousies, and now is beyond the experimental stage of its life. See herewith a clipping from our daily paper, of — — Company, quoting. In various cities and towns of the United States there are both homeopathic, and eclectic physicians who would scorn to drag medicine in traffic-slime, as this company does. Now these said homeopathic and eclectic physicians thrust Dr. —'s advertising "rot" under my nose, and say, tauntingly: "How do you get on, Mr. Regular?"You, personally, are well and widely known as a large-hearted liberal man and representative physician of the common sense class. And I hope you will be brave enough (as well as discrete enough, to give us—the rank and file— some definite basis upon which


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