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January 1, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(1):77. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950180079023

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal of Sept. 11, 1954, page 194, is a statement by a nurse on a political issue. I am a Democratic councilman of Yonkers and have been a member of the American Medical Association for 25 years, and I would like to answer her. I never sought political office, nor have I ever been an active member of a political club. But as our distinguished Dr. Frank Leahy used to say, "I am a nonconformer by race, by birth, and by choice." I have been an active member of the medical profession of my neighborhood for almost a quarter of a century, trying at all times to place the good of the people above my own personal security. The result is that I am getting old without wealth, but proud and happy, and shall be only too glad to accept, if I can, social security

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