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May 9, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(19):1295. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490190025010

Some time ago we had occasion to notice what seemed to us a very poorly advised veto of a medical practice act by the then governor of Colorado, and we commented rather plainly on the reasons given in the veto message. They have changed governors in Colorado since that time, but unfortunately the precedent seems to have been set that is slavishly followed. The last medical act which recently passed the house and senate and was supported by the medical profession in the state has also been vetoed by the governor. It was not a radical measure; in some respects we think it might have been better by having been made more radical, but it seemed to be altogether too much so for the administration. The governor's ideas on the subject are rather curious. He remarks that reliable statistics show that the death rate of Colorado is as low as

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