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October 31, 1925

Association News

JAMA. 1925;85(18):1404. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670180060021

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Representatives of Association Appear Before Ways and Means Committee  At a hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives held at Washington, October 21, a presentation of reasons was made for the reduction of the existing war tax on physicians under the Harrison Narcotic Law. The American Medical Association was represented at the hearing by Dr. Charles W. Richardson, Washington, D. C., member of the Board of Trustees, and by Dr. William C. Woodward, Chicago, executive secretary, Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation.Dr. Richardson pointed out to the committee that prior to the war the federal tax or fee paid by physicians for a license under the Harrison Narcotic Law was one dollar. He said that the medical profession of the country gladly accepted the increased war tax of three dollars and that the profession did everything in its power

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