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November 18, 1944


JAMA. 1944;126(12):789. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850470053025

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To the Editor:—  I have noted with regret the leading editorial in your issue of October 14 entitled "American Public Health Association Health Insurance Declaration." As one of those who voted for the proposed amendment and against the final adoption of the report, I wish to correct certain prejudicial impressions which I believe will be given to a body of your readers relative to the representative character of the Governing Council.I am willing to accept the figures given in the editorial as to the number of members and Fellows, respectively, in the American Public Health Association. I would call attention, however, to the fact that the only members of the Governing Council whose election is restricted to a vote of the Fellows are the 30 out of something over 100 mentioned in your editorial. The 41 members of the council representing the sections are elected by the membership and

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