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May 30, 1903

Illinois Nurses' Bill Vetoed.

Author Affiliations

President State Board of Health.

JAMA. 1903;XL(22):1519. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490220043011

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Chicago, May 26, 1903.

To the Editor:  —An editorial bearing the above caption appeared in The Journal, May 16. As the information therein is incorrect, and as an injustice has, doubtless unwittingly, been done Governor Richard Yates of Illinois, an executive whom the Illinois State Medical Society took occasion to highly compliment in formal resolutions adopted less than a month ago, I beg leave to state the facts in the case.The editorial states that the bill was vetoed "simply on the ground that the examining board was to be appointed from names selected by the Illinois State Medical Society." Again, "the governor objects to this as taking from the executive his prerogative, and, we might add, his political perquisites."The above must be a mistake, as the Illinois State Medical Society is not mentioned in the bill (Senate Bill No. 147).The bill provided for the appointment of an

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