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The Secretary's report shows that the membership of this Association is 460 in good standing, with 150 on the list who are not in good standing, these being back in their annual dues. This represents about one in six of the regular members of the profession in Georgia who belong to the State Association. The report of the Committee on Medical Legislation is an interesting document. It illustrates the oft-repeated assertion that the profession wields a great political influence when it can be aroused to act. The osteopaths made a big fight for a bill in the Georgia Legislature and the committee representing the State Association sent out earnest and repeated appeals by mail and otherwise, urging the members of the profession to use their personal influence with the members of the Legislature. The result was noticeable and the osteopath bill was decisively beaten. The committee says: "It was pleasing
Transactions of the Medical Association of Georgia, Fifty-second Annual Session.. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(19):1264. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470450044022