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To the Editor:
—The opinion held by some physicians that the medical profession should take a more prominent part in political affairs has received a new impetus from the recent meeting of the County Central Committee of Cook County, Illinois. The story told of the sanguinary encounters between members of that committee has led to the suggestion that hereafter a surgeon should be appointed to attend all meetings of the "business" men who control the destinies of one of the great parties in the second city of our great Republic.The story of how one Mr. Goodman, of Evanston, had his nose broken by the Honorable "Buck" McCarthy, an alderman, and the heroic deeds of this doughty champion in producing bruises on the face of the Honorable "Jo." Lammers, also an alderman, and enucleating the eye of that worthy by the effective and simple process technically known as
Senex . The Doctor in Politics.. JAMA. 1895;XXV(13):550. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430390036012