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To the Editor:
—In The Journal, March 19, an item from your Kentucky correspondent is misleading in that it states that the cause of the failure of the bill was the statement made by Senator Linn in opposition to the bill that "the consolidation of the five medical colleges of Louisville resulted in a number of men losing their positions and this bill was the outcome of the ill-feeling resulting therefrom."Senator Linn was the political leader of the senate, and was simply following the dictates of the powerful influence brought to bear on him by the so-called University of Louisville, which has fought higher medical education all the time.This bill was the result of a petition endorsed unanimously last October by the State Medical Association urging the state to establish a medical department of the State University as a necessity for higher and better medical education. It was
Boggess WF. The Kentucky Medical Bill. JAMA. 1910;LIV(14):1155. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550400041014