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To the Editor:
—As a part of the medical history of the West, the attitude of Missouri towards the great question of educational reform now agitated all over the country, must attract general interest. In The Journal, April ii, 1891, an account was given of the history of the Three Years' obligatory Medical Course Bill in the Missouri Legislature: Indorsed in a memorial by 1,700 doctors from all over the State, and by a large majority of the fourteen medical colleges chartered by the State, the Bill was unanimously recommended for passage by the committees of both House and Senate. The House passed the Bill by a vote of 85 to 22; it came before the Senate during the last hours of the session, and was defeated by a vote of 5 majority—a number of the Senators had already gone home, including friends of the Bill. A more flagrant violation
Todd CA. Vote of the Missouri State Medical Association upon the " Three Years Course.". JAMA. 1891;XVI(26):922-923. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410780022010