April 28, 1906

Medical Men in Congress.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(17):1300-1301. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510440054018

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Washington, D. C., April 21, 1906.

To the Editor:  —An item with the above title appears in the last issue of The Journal, April 21, under the head of "Medical Legislation." The author may not have intended to name therein all the medical men who are at present members of the Fifty-ninth Congress, in which event he succeeded; if it was intended to include them all, and this might be inferred from the title, the person who prepared the article was rather careless or did not have access to the Congressional Directory. In the last thirty years there has scarcely been a congress without more or less medical men, some having retired from active practice long before entering congress, while many have gone from the active practice of their profession to the highest legislative body in the land.One of the latter class—and he is not mentioned in this article—is

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