I have a very high regard and appreciation of the members...

[Extract from speech before the Pennsylvania Legislature.]

[We are glad to present herewith some excerpts from a speech by General Hulings on a medical bill which was under discussion by the upper house of the Pennsylvania Legislature. The speech throughout was deeply interesting, and characterized by a spirit of liberality and progressiveness as well as freedom from mere personal bias.—Editor.]

I have a very high regard and appreciation of the members of the medical profession as I know them, and yet I sometimes think they are more prone to professional jealousies than are the members of almost any of the other professions. Twenty-eight years ago, as a member of the House, I found the regular physicians fighting tooth and nail to prevent the recognition of the homeopaths. Today I find the regulars cheek by jowl with their formerly detested enemies the homeopaths, making common cause to keep the other fellows out. Now, it would be all very well to prohibit all persons from practising medicine unless they happen to be of a certain school, if the public were sure that this school knew all there is to be known of the healing art, but there are hundreds of thousands of good sensible people in this state who do not think that any of the so-called schools know all there is to be known.

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