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June 26, 1943


JAMA. 1943;122(9):601. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840260029011

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In the Seventy-Eighth Congress of the United States there are seven physicians. They include: Fred J. Douglas (R.), Utica, N. Y. Ivor D. Fenton (R.), Mahanoy City, Pa. Walter H. Judd (R.), Minneapolis. Joseph L. Pfeifer (D.), Brooklyn. Frederick C. Smith (R.), Marion, Ohio. Grant Furlong (D.), Donora, Pa. Arthur L. Miller (R.), Kimball, Neb. By the very nature of things, a physician in the Congress should be able to present to the membership of that august body the scientific point of view that is lacking from the education of most of the members, the majority of whom are lawyers. Indeed, with seven physicians holding membership one might anticipate that there would not be any difficulty in getting the medical evidence clearly before the legislators. Nevertheless it would not seem, if we are to believe Dr. Walter H. Judd of Minneapolis, that any such possibility prevails. In a recent communication

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