March 16, 1901

Washington's Governor and Medical Practice.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(11):751. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470110053018

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Spokane, Wash., March 4, 1901.

To the Editor:  —I noted with great pleasure your very just criticisms on the conduct of Governor Thomas of Colorado, in a recent issue of The Journal, also the manner in which the profession has turned him down. I take pleasure in informing you that our state legislature has similarly rebuked John R. Rogers, the present governor of the State of Washington.At the beginning of the present session of our legislature one of the representatives from this county, Dr. C. G. Brown, introduced a bill which was a slight improvement over our former medical act, in that it prevented osteopaths and other quacks from practicing without having been properly licensed. It also made possible conviction of parties practicing medicine without the necessity of proving that they actually received money for the services. In addition to this, it has a provision for recognizing the licensed

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