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March 9, 1912

The Amendment to the Owen Bill

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Bowling Green, Ky.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(10):721. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030119026

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Dec. 23, 1911, you published, under the caption "Senator Owen Amends His Bill," what purported to be a copy of the amendment as offered by its author, along with what appear as editorial comments on both the bill and your statement of its amendment by its author. You have omitted from the amendment in question the following words: "including the head of the department." They should appear as a clause, set off by commas, between the words "department" and "shall," near the close of your rendition of this document. I respectfully request that I be informed at your earliest convenience about this grave omission, whose importance to the medical profession of the whole country I forbear to descant on now.[Comment: Comparison of the amendment as sent us with the amendment as printed in The Journal shows that tl e words referred to were

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