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July 25, 1896

An Open Letter to the Members and Friends of the Medical Profession (Regular) in Michigan.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(4):219. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430820047011

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Detroit, Mich., July 20, 1896.

An organization calling itself "The Michigan Medical Legislative League" has, in a printed circular, appealed to you and to me for aid and comfort in its efforts to accomplish a certain self-imposed task, namely: "To secure through organized effort just and equitable laws regulating the practice of medicine in Michigan and to promote the interests of the medical fraternity." Truly a noble object and worthy the utmost effort of every lover of science and friend of humanity. The Executive Board of the League consists of three irregulars and two members of the regular profession.

For almost a quarter of a century in this State, I and my professional associates have labored and waited and hoped for the accomplishment of this, which is plainly declared to be the main "object" of the "Legislative League." It is needless to say that its attainment is as dear to

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