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September 17, 1904

Physicians in the Public Life of France.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(12):824-825. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500120060017

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Abstract

PROFESSOR POZZI—COMBES A PHYSICIAN—COMPOSITION OF THE FRENCH SENATE—THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES—PHYSICIANS IN MINOR CIVIL OFFICES—SCIENTIFIC RECORDS, PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL STANDING OF PHYSICIANS IN PUBLIC LIFE—SOME NEGLECTED BUT PRESSING DUTIES OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS.

Paris, Aug. 27, 1904.

To the Members of the Medical Profession:  —The active participation of the medical profession in public affairs in France is in striking contrast with the aloofness of American physicians from executive and legislative offices. This was brought to my attention by Professor Pozzi, with whom it was my good fortune to cross the ocean on his return from the meeting of the American Surgical Association at St. Louis. He himself is an example of the highest type of the medical man, using the term in its broad generic sense. A successful practitioner, the author of an accepted text-book of gynecology which has been translated into all the European languages, a literateur and

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