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Source: Philadelphia Medical Journal
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: “No Border-Line in Medicine”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 2 November 1901
Volume number: 8
Issue number: 18
Pagination: 707

“No Border-Line in Medicine.” Philadelphia Medical Journal 2 Nov. 1901 v8n18: p. 707.
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McKinley nurses; William McKinley (medical care: criticism: personal response).
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William McKinley.
Click here to view the Detroit Medical Journal editorial that this editorial (below) is written in response to.


No Border-Line in Medicine

     International prejudice is never more inappropriately shown or more ungraciously expressed than when it resents the good offices of foreign friends in a time of need. The fact that one of President McKinleys [sic] nurses happened to be a citizen of Canada probably did not suggest in the remotest degree to the vast majority of American people a thought of criticism. The prejudice is too microscopically small to be worth even now a moment’s notice were it not that it unfortunately found expression in an American medical journal—the last place in which it should have been seen. We print elsewhere the dignified reply of the Canada Lancet, and we assure our Canadian contemporary that we are in full accord with the sentiments which it has itself expressed. The American medical profession, moreover, does not regard the Canadian medical profession as “alien.” The science of medicine is too cosmopolitan, and the relations between the United States and Canada are too many and close, to tolerate the exhibition of such a petty sectional spirit—a spirit, however, which only harms him by whom it is expressed.



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