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February 12, 1938


JAMA. 1938;110(7):513-514. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790070037014

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On January 29 Secretary of State George E. Saunders of Colorado indicated that the initiative petition for an amendment to the Colorado constitution circulated by the chiropractors was invalid and insufficient for submission to the voters of the state at the approaching election. The petition, which had been developed by a group of Denver chiropractors, menaced the civil code of the state. The legislation proposed, if adopted, would have taken from the state legislature the right to regulate any profession by licensure or otherwise; it would have authorized each profession to license its own members and determine its own limitations. It would have invalidated the medical practice act and probably the laws relating to the practice of law, dentistry, nursing, optometry and other professions. It would have wrecked all other medical and public health laws of the state. It would have permitted unlicensed healers to practice in any hospital that

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