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April 13, 1918


JAMA. 1918;70(15):1115. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600150069020

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To the Editor:  The Journal (April 6, 1918, p. 1017) states that on the hearing on the New York health insurance bill, the bill had "the unanimous endorsement of the State Federation of Labor, the Women's Municipal League, Women's Trade Union League, and the Consumer's League of New York."It ought to be of interest to the readers of a purely medical journal to hear that this bill was opposed by every county medical society in New York State as represented by Dr. Henry Lyle Winter, chairman of the Committee on Economics of the state society, and also by Dr. James F. Raney, chairman of the Legislative Committee of the state society. The New York County Medical Society had four representatives to voice its opposition. The city of New York was represented by its new health commissioner, Dr. J. L. Amster, also in opposition to that bill. These are

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