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Physicians have a responsibility as citizens to register and vote in all elections. They also have a responsibility to know the candidates for office to determine whether they are best suited to the needs of the community and the country. A number of medical societies have been warning their members to be sure that they are registered to vote in the November elections. The Committee on Public Relations of the Medical Society of the State of New York warns its members that physicians have an obligation to register and vote this year more than ever before. It points out that physicians, to be good citizens, must exercise their right to vote and to be good physicians they must accept the duty that goes with the privilege of being a citizen. This committee has made available leaflets which state, in part:
DOCTORS ARE CITIZENS!
You, as a member of the Medical
REGISTER FOR VOTING. JAMA. 1950;144(4):318. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920040032013
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