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December 21, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(25):2089-2090. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530250041006

A summary of the proceedings of the annual conference on medical legislation of the American Medical Association will be found in this issue.1 One important action deserves special emphasis: the adoption of a resolution authorizing the chairman to appoint a special committee and to inaugurate a campaign for the purpose of calling a council of representatives of the various states to consider the advisability of uniform state legislation along a number of different lines and, so far as seems advisable to the council, of framing model bills for submission to the legislatures of the various states for adoption. This action is significant for two reasons, first, because it is the first time that the medical profession has taken the initiative for legislation on subjects other than medical; second, because for the first time the medical profession has pointed out the necessity of careful, exhaustive study of the entire problem

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